Federal money equals federal control

Christianity Today reports that the Department of Education is about to finalize a new set of federal regulations that pose a serious threat to the freedom of private Christian universities to control their curriculum, admissions and hiring standards.


Who ever thought that the federal government might try to control the organizations to whom it doles out dollars?

It’s time Americans (and Christians in particular) started recognizing taxation for what it is — it is theft on a grand scale. Its goal is not to raise revenue — it is to control.

What is a “tax incentive” if not a means of manipulating the behavior of tax payers? Act the way they want you to act and they’ll refrain from stealing as much of your money as they otherwise would. Nice.

Consider the example of universities. The teachers, administrators, students, and employees all pay taxes. The government then promises to return a portion of their money — but only if they all agree to behave in a certain manner.

I hope more and more private universities refuse to accept federal money — and their mandates.

About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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