Re: hunger

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 17:30:28 -0500

Mark D. Fulwiler wrote:

> > Mark Miloscia <> wrote:
> > The developed world (including all of us) is also at fault for
> > allowing starvation and death to occur when they have the power (either individually or
> > through their government) to stop or mitigate it.
> I think it is fine to help those in need. However, to say that I have an
> OBLIGATION to help others means I am, in effect, a slave. I do not
> accept responsibility for every other person on the planet nor do I
> accept any fault for the results of dictatorships thousands of miles
> away.

Someday people are going to figure out that these sorts of problems occur when people stop
excercising their freedom. You are only free if you determine to be so and act on that
determination. By failing to insist on freedom, then relying on our pity to bail them out,
they demonstrate that they do not deserve freedom. As Pres. Andrew Johnson said, when the
slaves were freed after the civil war and were starving, "Freedom means the ability to choose
between working and starving."


   Michael Lorrey
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