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The Social Positivists

 the society for the advancement of positive knowledge 

AID

AID is various forms of capital externalized usually in support of a social agenda. Often AID is provided in the form of loans or credit to enable the foreign entity to buy domestic goods. Sometimes the AID is sent as feet on the ground assistance or armed intervention. Funds may be sent to foreign states and NGO headquartered in foreign lands. Usually this is done in response to some foreign policy initiative meant to support the domestic economy. The one thing AID seems never to be is charity. It is money spent to achieve a purpose. This is not a Christian perspective. AID in its normal form does not help to build the Christian church.

Charity starts at home. No level of government has the authority to provide external AID to a foreign entity or agent, for any reason, including loans, credit, or charity. All foreign assistance has to be provided privately through private entities to build the church. No institution providing funds for overseas AID is permitted to receive any assistance from any level of Government.

​Governments who operate with a deficit are not in a position to supplement the costs of other nations. Responsible governments do not offer AID if it will create a deficit position in its own country. All AID is to come from private donors and surplus capital which may be organized and coordinated by the federal government.

Governments that take an active position as regards the giving or getting of charity to overseas entities exceed the authority and legitimacy of government. Government exists to serves the people who elect it. This service is direct and measurable. Speculative activities done because a tenuous connection is seen between it and the public good exceed the duties and authority of government.

Government must not presume to act on the behalf of the people in cases where the people’s position is not validated by the people’s own actions.

​The church is sufficient for the nation’s charitable needs. Government mandated, and orchestrated AID must be scaled back and put in the hands of the church or other private entity or eliminated. Foreign AID does not belong in the hands of agenda-driven statists.