Good Samaritan? Get The Cuffs! May 20th 2008

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

May 20, 2008

If we were to adapt the Parable of the Good Samaritan to reflect modern circumstances, the entire incident would be a police sting operation.

The man who fell among thieves would actually be a police operative and the Samaritan would be arrested and have his donkey confiscated for the supposed offense of running an unlicensed ambulance service.

Something very similar happened to 78-year-old Florida resident Rosco O?Neil.

During a visit to a local grocery store, O?Neil was approached by a woman who said she needed a ride. O?Neill said he?d help if she was there after he finished shopping.

After getting his groceries, O?Neil took the woman to her requested destination, where she insisted on paying him over his repeated objections. At that point O?Neil was surrounded by police. He was given $2,000 in citations and had his van impounded for operating an unlicensed taxi service.

Perhaps O?Neil is fortunate he didn?t try to save somebody?s life without first getting government permission.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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