Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Mayor in Panic Mode

Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell held a rally in the Creston neighborhood on Monday to continue his so-called "rebellion" against cuts in Community Development Block Grants.

The mayor, along with all the big-government spenders are panicking lately because of reduced revenues to local and state government.

But the real kicker is the mayor's quote regarding these cuts and his mission to extract more money from taxpayers, saying he won't stop, "until God's reign of justice permeates our world."

We didn't realize that Community Development Block Grants were part of God's master plan. In fact, we have yet to see a section of the Bible that commands those in government to use the force and effect of government to extract money from people, at gunpoint if necessary, to redistribute to the poor. We always thought that the most virtue in giving was when one is giving from the heart, not when one is forced to do so under the threat of jail.

Folks like the mayor, and other Great Society apologists, are going batty because they see their welfare state being dismantled. Nevermind they have nothing to show for it.

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  1. [...] whether we know it or not. He has even voiced his government convictions in religious tones. One very memorable example was pointed out at GR Pundit a few years back, when Heartwell promised, essentially, to take more and more taxpayer money [...]