There is certainly a strong argument that as citizens we have a moral obligation to give as little money to the government as possible because individuals always make better choices with their money than the government. I challenge this author to find an example of the government doing anything efficiently or at a personal level. The idea that Christians spend their excess money on self-interest rather than the common good defies both Biblical teaching and basic factual data. Nearly every hospital, university, national park or charitable organization in America were originally funded by individual Christians, not by the government.

I sure you will delete my comments because they are too rooted in Scripture for this group, but let’s have the discussion on what the Bible says about who is responsible for social welfare. Once we tackle that, we can move on to other questions that this article asks.