In response to:

Depending on Dependency

the Black Baron Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 12:01 PM
I keep asking myself why I continue to get up every morning and go to work, and pay my bills, when I could just find my own place at the State's teat. And the answer is that I was raised to have some respect for myself and not to want to sponge off someone else, when I'm fully capable of supporting myself.

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...