October 07, 2009 12:26 pm ET - by Melinda Warner
During a floor statement on October 7, 2009, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) said individuals, not the government, have an obligation to look after one another.
Rep. Foxx: "Our moral obligation is that to us personally. We don't have an obligation for wealth redistribution in this country. It is not our job to take from some Americans and give to others. Our moral obligation, again, is on a personal level. We're challenged by Jesus to look after people as individuals, not as a government.
Rep. Foxx is saying the government has no place enforcing morality.
If you follow her logic, then isn't it also an individual's obligation to follow their own beliefs and morality on issues such as same-sex marriage, birth control and abortion, and physician-assisted suicide instead of expecting the government to make those sorts of moral decisions?
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