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Updated on January 13, 2013

Disappointed

Who is your neighbor? It appears there is not as much concern for our fellow American as there is for my being elected or in my persuading you to vote for my particular agenda. Republican, Democrat, gaming tables, same-sex marriage etc. Are these choices worth spending billions of dollars on while our neighbors sit in the dark, go hungry or shiver from the cold?

Destruction

High on the hog

I'm not going to ride on a high horse telling you; my fellow American, my neighbor, how to spend your time or money; I'm only going to make suggestions for how we could seriously impact not only the national debt, but also generate enough support to eliminate or seriously curtail government intercession for our neighbor's welfare.

Stewardship

$6 to 10 billion spent on 2012 elections ( http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/10/2012-election-spending-will-reach-6.html ) Do you know how many people live in the U.S.? Try 308,745,538 (2010 census) http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/ That is $19.43 per person in 2010, but more importantly, that would mean $127.66 per person of the 47 million living in poverty http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/us_hunger_facts.htm according to the 2010 census. And these elections go on every two to four years. Let us also consider how much food, water, shelter, clothing, medications and other squandered resources are wasted, and well I'm sure you'll understand why I'm so upset.

Some gave all, all gave some

Matthew 25:31-46

Matthew 25:31-46

Matthew 25:31-46

New King James Version (NKJV) 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

Courtesy of BibleGateway.com

The act of helping each other when we're in need is something we are all supposed to take part in. We know at any time disaster could strike anyone regardless of their social, economic or philanthropic standing. We still need to be a nation and for that matter a world united for humanities well being first and before our own wants are to be filled, we must fill the need of others first.

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    • noturningback profile imageAUTHOR

      noturningback 

      5 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

      Thank you WillStarr for commenting. I know not everyone will help those in need, but many do.

      LORD help us to help others, not because we want to, but because you have shown us we need to.

      We are all stewards of what You have given; not that we should hoard the blessings of which You have given, rather we should share of all we have; talents and time, that none should be in want.

      This idea should not be seen as foreign, as if we need only to help because of how we should feel. All, including governments (we are part of this government), should provide for the wellbeing of its citizens and most importantly, without expecting something in return.

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      WillStarr 

      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Charity is from the heart, not government. We give because we want to, not because we have to.

      Good Hub!

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