Police stop generous Ind. 5th-grader with $10,000
(AP) – 22 hours ago
SELMA, Ind. — Police say a fifth-grader handed out about $300 to others on the bus ride to his eastern Indiana school. Problem is, they say, the cash was among some $10,000 he took from his grandparents' safe.
Delaware County Sheriff George Sheridan says the boy was riding the bus to Selma Elementary School when he handed out the money on Friday, the last school day before Christmas vacation began.
Children who received the ones, fives and twenties told teachers and the principal, and the sheriff's department was called.
Officers found the boy carrying the rest of the cash, which was returned to his grandparents. Police weren't certain what he intended to do with the money or how he got it from the safe.
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The boy misses the point of generosity.
Is it a gift if it costs the giver nothing?
In a related story, the Senate votes this morning for a 'generous' health care take over that will cost them nothing, as they and their staff, and their families wont participate in it.
It builds a framework for the sort of liberty stifling, European styled, soft fascism that will cost my children, and their children, the American Dream- Freedom to succeed or fail .
You will hear the Senate majority call this a "Christmas gift" to Americans, a newsie already called Senate passage,"A Christmas gift to the President". They have that Selma,IN 5th grader's understanding of gifts. They are reaching into the pockets of unborn generations to give this. It cost them nothing except an extension of the usual 3 day work week of the Senate.
Generosity? Look at the Christmas story for true generosity.
The God who made us,
willingly gave of himself,
gave his Son.
We, the undeserving needy
can turn to Him ,
and receive his gift:
Redemption, Salvation, New Life.
that cost Him the lifeblood of His Son.
Freely given, freely received.
Merry Christmas, friends.