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Depending on Dependency

Terminus in WA Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 4:30 PM
Correct, Paul. Jesus did not say or articulate anything with that sentiment. However, the Old Testament welfare plan was to allow the poor to glean the remains off of crops what was not picked up initially by the workers. It wasn't direct redistribution as we know it. Paul (the Apostle, not you) did say that if a man did not work, he would not eat.

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.

Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is...