Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More on Government

Douglas Wilson is on a roll. Read his latest two posts on God, government, and liberty.

"...the civil government is capable of falling into thievery. Magistrates can steal, as Ahab stole Naboth's vineyard. Stealing is the unlawful taking of someone else's property. At the same, Scripture is also plain that magistrates can tax, and that such taxation is not thievery. Paul is plain that we should pay taxes to whom taxes are due (Rom. 13 7). Up to a point the magistrate is not stealing, and after that point he is. It appears to me that one of the responsibilities we have as Christians is to figure out where that line is."

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