Friday, March 13, 2009

Conservatives Answer the Call ?

I started this posting as a challenge to my fellow conservatives to "pry open their wallets" and be responsible. My belief was that:
  • if you want to cut the government safety nets, you had better be there to catch the bodies...
  • Conservatives are too tight to actually be giving...
  • Liberals care and talk so much... So they must give a lot...
  • the religious Christian conservative had best be giving 10% of their gains back to non-profits/community, or God will have a toasty spot waiting for them...

Well then I came across this article. Conservatives have Answered Obama's Call

It seems I had better start my preaching with the Liberals... Does this article make sense to you? Why or why not?

By they way, if you did not know. I am a Republican and a Lutheran who between dollars and volunteering has worked his way slowly up to giving almost 10%/yr back to the community... The volunteering portion is primarily thanks to my incredible wife's activities. (more on that in a future post)

Also, we still have a long way to go since it looks like people typically give less than 4% (other Giving Stats)


1 comment:

Christine said...

I think this comes down to a fundamental difference in how liberals and conservatives view the government, isn't it? Liberals think we should have higher taxes and let the government help the less fortunate. Conservatives would rather help the less fortunate through charitable work and giving, which not only keeps government small, but gives them greater control as to how their money is used. I am no expert, but I have read that in very socialized countries, there is little charitable giving.