Recently, at Saddleback Church Obama stated:
“Americans’ greatest moral failure in my lifetime,” he said, “has been that we still don’t abide by that basic precept in Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”I say that Obama should first set his own house in order, then begin thinking about how to confiscate our money. Aside from the obvious hypocritical nature of Obama's statement, what Obama is really attempting to assert is that Jesus Christ himself espoused Obama's radical redistributionist philosophies. Attempting to pandering to the "Religious Right" by telling them that their Bible really justifies the theft of their honest incomes by distant bureaucrats is not likely to fly here in the South.
Also, this from the DC Examiner:
"the evidence of an internationally superior American generosity is impressive, beginning with the numbers on our charitable giving. We give twice as much as the British per capita, and according to The American magazine, seven times as much as the Germans and 14 times as much as the Italians.
Even in inflation-adjusted dollars, the amount given each year just keeps getting larger, and meanwhile, we do far more volunteer work than in other industrialized countries."