Welfare: Government Dependence

We The People are free and self governed. We were never meant to becomes dependents (ie. slaves) of the State.

God warned Samuel about when we trust in and depend on earthly kings instead of God:

“’This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons. . . He will take your daughters. . . He will take the best [of everything you have]. . . and you yourselves will become his slaves.’”
- Paraphrase of 1 Samuel 8:7, 11-18 (learn more Independence Day)

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