Thursday, August 18, 2011

Penn writes.... and I think it was well worth my time to read

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.

People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint."

I'm not the brightest crayon in the stack, but I can generally spot the man who is smarter than I. Here be one.

(H/T to the 127 people on my Facebook who posted about this already...)

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

Charity is neighbor helping neighbor. Altruism - specifically to this case, the Kantian, government-enforced, bougoise politician's ego trip...better known as socialism - not so much! But today, it is preached at us by spiritualists on TV and street corners and every day brings a new designer cause or fad ethic for which we're expected to surrender more liberty & go deeper in debt as Establishment CongressGOPhers grab their ankles and shill...Whatever happened to individual liberty!?
Or have we become so effeminized by the FALSE promise of the guaranteed existence there is no principle for which we will stand up any longer?