Article I Section 8 – “provide for the common Defence” – “To alter Commerce with international Nations” – “To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations” – “To declare War” – “To raise and aid Armies” – “To provide and hold a Navy” – “suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions” Amendment X “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. ”A better reason to get the government out of the ‘charity’ enterprise is that it damages every person. It hurts those from whom the cash is taken towards their will while salving their consciences, while making them more disdainful of those that get hold of the welfare. And it hurts the receivers of the welfare by making them dependent on the gifts and gives them a sense of entitlement. Just as much it robs the giver of the satisfaction of seeing the recipients, which they would much more likely do in a voluntary charitable condition.
And it robs the recipients of the talents that actual persons are considerate in their health and actually take care of them – it deprives them of this dignity. Dehumanizing charity dehumanizes the giver and the recipient. Every left wing person inclined to discuss this has no complications having the government take other folks’s assets with a view to fund programs. When I tell them that once they vote for that aspect of govt, then they’re responsible for taking other folks’s assets – they just don’t have a difficulty with that. So the genuine problem is at the morals level.
Articles like this one assume people can have an issue with the moral predicament of stealing other people’s assets – they don’t. Until we libertarians figure out how to fight this war, we will continue to lose the battles of logic and intellectual persuasion. Is this really what most democratic socialists envision?It’s like being dumped into a person else’s surreal nightmare — I’ve worked a dozen or two small businesses, and if all us employees had had to run thee agency democratically, I’d have never done any actual productive work. The idea of voting on what merchandise and facilities to sell, who to hire and fire, how much to put money into what, advertising campaigns, etc — I can’t believe any enterprise could live to tell the tale like that except a mom and pop corner store. Heck, no company could ever be founded under those conditions, and you’d never get even near sufficiently big for any real team work or any volume efficiencies. Hanging out at the beach at some point with a far off loved one, we got into a discussion about capitalism and socialism.
In specific, we were arguing about even if brute labor, as socialism teaches, is the source of all wealth which, socialism further argues, is in turn stolen by the capitalist masters. The young woman, as were most folk her age, was taught mainly by the socialists who dominate college academia this present day. I was seeking to have the opportunity to connect along with her, to get her to question her assumptions, but was struggling as a result of she really had not been taught lots of the primary building blocks of either philosophy or economics, but rather a mish mash of politically accurate points of view that appear to replacement these days for both.