Thursday, December 10, 2009

Government Taxes vs St. Francis of Assisi


"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."

St. Francis of Assisi
Admonitions To The Bretheren

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Blogger Fra Chris said...

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Pax Et Bonum!

Fra Chris

December 22, 2009 9:15 AM  

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