tthor Wrote:
Jan 09, 2014 7:38 PM
"The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want." - Mark 14:7 Dasani is most certainly not a victim, and it's disingenuous to pretend that she is. None of us controls the circumstances of our birth, or chooses the gifts we are born with. There is one one God-given gift we all enjoy, and that is the gift of free will. From the moment we achieve self awareness, we are free to choose what we do with ourselves, our time, and our possessions. Freedom is the one and only gift that allows us to be the captains of our own fates, the heroes of our own life stories. Progressives see the injustice of our broken world and seek to equalize outcomes with the very best of intentions. Unfortunately, their chosen instrument is invariably the coercive might of the state. Experience has shown time and again that coerced equalization of outcomes can only come at the expense of freedom. This is true regardless of whether you are one whose time and possessions are confiscated by the state, or you are the beneficiary of such forced redistribution. Either way you are enslaved; forced equality can only be achieved by destroying the very gift of freedom that makes us human. True charity (or Agape) is the most beautiful of virtues. The false, coerced charity of the welfare state is the ugliest of sins. Remember this, the next time you visit the polls.