"Charity" Article Items

Charity has always been an integral part of what makes America great.  Religious America, in particular, gives more to secular charity than non-religious.  Charity, not government coercion, allows Americans to determine causes they wish to promote.

Giving Other People’s Money

The charitable giving of other people's money is common in secular society, but is only an imitation of real charity.

Posted on June 27, 2020 by

Categories: Charity, Social Values


Those who are in favor of a large, centralized government often believe giving other people’s money to charity is to be encouraged.  Those who pay taxes do not have a direct voice in how their money is spent, or how inefficiently the government redistributes their hard-earned dollars. Benjamin Franklin is from my hometown of Philadelphia and did many great and wonderful things as a Founding Father of our country.  He wrote an autobiography that has a story concerning the founding of a charity hospital in that city.  Many people living in colonial Philadelphia had medical needs that went unmet due… Read More »

Charitable Giving

Charitable giving helps both the giver and the recipient.

Posted on May 3, 2020 by

Categories: Charity, Social Values

Charitable giving has been part of the American narrative since its founding.  The average citizen of colonial America supported the church, helped build hospitals, libraries, and supported higher education. Charitable giving has also been important to some of the richest Americans who ever lived.  Rockefeller was one of those Americans. John D. Rockefeller was one of the richest men who have ever lived. He is reported to have said, “God gave me my money” in 1905.  This quotation has been used to show the callousness and insensitivity of men of great wealth.  It sounds like justification for his hoarding such… Read More »