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A Burden to The Poor

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A Burden to the Poor

By Richard Girard

 

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" And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; 'Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.' And Jesus said unto him, 'This day is salvation come to this house, for so much as he also is a son of Abraham.'"

The Gospel According to St. Luke; 19:8-9, King James Bible ; The only instance in the Four Gospels where Jesus of Nazareth praises a wealthy man for how he uses his wealth.

" To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous."

William Cobbett (1762--1835), English journalist, reformer. "To Parson Malthus," in Political Register (London, May 8, 1819; reprinted in The Opinions of William Cobbett, chapter 9, edited by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole, 1944).

 

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" Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government."

Georg W. F. Hegel (1770--1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of Right, "The State," Addition 149 (1821; translated 1942).

 

I was talking with my uncle the other day, and I mentioned to him my November 15, 2012 OpEdNews article "Marxism for Fun and Profit." I had originally written the article for and given it to my niece (his grandniece) for her twenty-first birthday, to help her with a sociology class in college. (The work I put in was worth my effort: the information from my article helped her pull her grade up from a "C" to a very strong "B." All humility aside, it was probably one of the more useful gifts a twenty-one year old college student has ever received from an uncle that did not involve large sums of cash or a set of keys.)

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Richard Girard is an increasingly radical representative of the disabled and disenfranchised members of America's downtrodden, who suffers from bipolar disorder (type II or type III, the professionals do not agree). He has put together a team to (more...)
 

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