A good example of civil society
Nonprofits and charities form a third or “independent sector” that delivers important services and benefits that neither governments nor profit-seeking businesses can deliver as effectively. The state and local taxing entities should be careful not to supplant these institutions of civil society.
What do I mean? In Scottsbluff one of the top local stories was “Local church helping children of incarcerated parents through holiday program.” This is a prime example of where a charity is helping to offer services to the Scottsbluff community without the intervention of government. It is important that the government recognize these valuable contributions to our communities and not create barriers to them.