Today is tax day in the United States and I don't know about you but when I write a check I like to know to who I am giving my money. Sure the Payee is the Internal Revenue Service, but who is this Uncle Sam fella? Funny you should ask.
On September 7, 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for the United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as “Uncle Sam’s.” The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for—and personification of—the U.S. federal government.
In Matthew 22:15-22, the Pharisees ask Jesus a tough question: "Tell us … is it against our law to pay taxes to the Roman Emperor or not?" Jesus responds, "Why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin for paying the tax!" They brought him the coin and he asks them, "Whose face and name are these?" "The Emperors," they answer. So Jesus says to them, "Well, then, pay to the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor, and pay to God what belongs to God."
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