To the astonishment of the liberal wing-nut crowd, Supervisor Corey Stewart is not impressed with Gerry Connolly obtaining a bailout pork-fest earmark for Supervisor Frank Principi’s employer, the “Greater Prince William Community Health Center.” They’re about the only ones so clouded by their loving devotion to Maximum Leader Urkel Obama as to be utterly incapable of recognizing this one example, among hundreds, of the politically-motivated wastes of taxpayer dollars that have become such a hallmark of the current political reality. They should be grateful that Chairman Stewart was relatively restrained in his criticism, as the full story would only terribly embarass them and their ridiculous ideology of wealth redistribution further.
This health clinic is another one of those largely government-funded “charitable” organizations that undermine the very notion of charity. Charity is a voluntary gift from the goodness of our hearts. For Christians, it’s a way to thank the Lord for the gifts He’s given us and as part of our stewardship of the things He’s temporarily entrusted to us. What charity is not, without a doubt, is having wealth confiscated by your government under penalty of criminal prosecution and handed over to whatever the government thinks is the worthy cause that you’re not voluntarily supporting to their satisfaction. By turning an act of kindness, or perhaps a fulfillment of a religious calling into another instance of forced wealth distribution, government insinutates itself into our acts of goodness, reducing what we can voluntarily give so it can give it for us, often to things we wouldn’t want it to. Ultimately, government is the antithesis of charity, and a grave risk to it.
So what has our government decided to bestow your wealth upon in the eleventh hour of a pork-fest frenzy, without any opportunity for you to offer or decline your consent? This clinic is ostensibly an effort to help the poor and uninsured. A significant proportion of the poor and uninsured this clinic happens to serve are illegal aliens, which obtain your taxpayer-funded support because this clinic steadfastly refuses to ask people requesting services what their legal staus happens to be. If government was doing this without a convenient charity to be the intermediary, providing these services would be a violation of both state and federal law. This charity, and Frank Principi’s employer by the way, provides the necessary indirection to make this provision of taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens possible.
By providing material support to illegal aliens, this organization helps to encourage more illegal aliens to come to Woodbridge. Gerry Connolly doesn’t seem to mind, nor does Frank “I oppose illegal immigration, really” Principi. Not much of a surprise. The only “surprise” here is that Chairman Stewart didn’t use this opportunity to unload more on the ridiculousness of this stupid idea that Connolly has somehow done us a favor here.
Connolly hasn’t helped us. Not one bit.
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