Volunteer service in our great society is most effective when performed by individuals.
For example, Boy Scouts may gather food for the needy. Besides for a few dollars in gas and a little time, it costs them nothing. Their service is rewarded with feelings of charity and goodwill towards their fellow citizens.
Churches are the next most efficient vehicle for volunteer service. With the best of intentions they gather and distribute goods and services, but often rely upon volunteer members and paid staff.
Governments are the least efficient. They rely upon force and taxation. To employee the same Boy Scouts would require costly legislation, taxation and re-distribution of wealth. Charitable funds sent through governments are robbed of their value.
Let’s thank Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his six years of public service and release him so he can serve his country in another capacity. Vote Robert Stevens for Congress. Let me show you what I can do.