Letter to the Editor
The income tax is one example of the lack of morality in modern government. Half the population pays no income tax. Those who do pay are accused of not paying enough.
Any serious tax reform should include a provision that all persons over the age of eighteen pay income taxes. The government has adopted the practice of describing government payments as entitlements. The problem is that drug addicts, alcoholics, and unwed teenage mothers are eligible for the entitlements. A claim of illiteracy can make the claimant eligible for cash payments. None of this is constitutional or moral.We must accept that what politicians call entitlements is not charity. We must stop confusing government handouts with Christian charity. Charitable giving is done with a pure heart. Government entitlements are essentially redistribution of wealth derived by force from those who have earned that wealth.
Further, we must accept that politicians, like the rest of us, are flawed human beings. Left to their own devices, they will say and do those things that are in their best interest. Their priority is to win the next election. There is nothing wrong with being a career politician so long as that politician acts according to the rules that govern what he can and cannot do.
Those rules are found in the U.S. Constitution and the laws of morality that are defined by Nature’s God. For even the slightest deviation from Constitutional Law and the laws of our Creator, the politician must be held accountable. That accountability includes rejection by the voters at the next election. It is a travesty that we so quickly forget the transgressions of elected officials.
We return them to office. They do what they have always done, and nothing changes except perhaps things get worse. Only when voters make their favorite politician aware of his malfeasance will there be any improvement in the political process. We owe those who have sacrificed so much and future generations to demand legality and morality from those we elect.