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A couple years ago, a Syracuse University professor named Arthur C. Brooks wrote a book called "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism". He was not particularly excited about the outcome of the study he’d done (he’d been raised a liberal) but from the evidence he amassed he concluded that conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the notion that the government should engage in income redistribution were the most generous Americans, by any measure.

By contrast, secular liberals who believe fervently in government entitlement programs gave far less to charity. Liberals want everyone’s tax dollars to support charitable causes, but they were reluctant to write checks to those causes, even when govts don’t provide them with enough money.

From his research, he found that liberals give less than conservatives in every imaginable way, including hours given to volunteer work and the amount of blood they donate.

In other words, when people give themselves to God rather than government, they end up giving more of their time, treasure and talent to charities and to the poor.

From a sermon by Jeff Strite "i-Give" 1/18/2009)

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