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By Peggy Woodard
Owner Adonais Christian Bookstore 

The church has abdicated societal role

Guest Commentary

 


The letter written last week by Judy Thomas set me to once again ponder the government’s involvement in the lives of Americans. It was quite an impressive list of ways that government has become our caretaker when hard times hit. True, there is a definite need for government and that is why our founding fathers took such great pains to come up with the system they did. Also true, however, is the fact that government was intended to use restraint which is another reason the founders devised a system of checks and balances.

Allow me to share some statistics that have grown to gluttonous proportions since the government began its “compassionate” intervention:

• Of the 314,481,275...



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