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Four Limericks about Government "Charity"

I wanted to help the poor but
The government wanted a cut.
"It's really not fair,"
They said with a glare.
"We'll hit you with a rifle butt."

Charity without laws is dead.
At least I think that's what they said.
We'll trust Capitol Hill
Instead of good will
To care for the needy instead.

When Jesus said help those in need,
I'm pretty sure government greed
To fill up their coffers
With lobbyists' offers
Is what we're intended to feed.

I'm not one for pointless contrariety,
But good sense is often a rarity.
Those who think that Christ's maxims
Call for to federal actions
Should learn about subsidiarity.