Re: Didn't need no welfare state (Was: Re: news...)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 22:17:43 MDT


>True. Social services fill a need and are provided because most people can
>see the cause and effect of the spending vs. the state of affairs. This is
>the big dumb-dumb factor of Libertarian politics. It ignores causation. It
>asserts that "things will work themselves out" as soon as we stop
>Pound foolish, penny wise.
>A full-blown Harvard Education costs a fraction of what it costs to house a
>criminal from age fifteen for life. But some people don't want to pay a
>school tax to pay for
>K-12 education and God forbid one should provide childcare for a poor kid,
>they'd much rather wait and pay their tax bucks to punish him after he's
>killed a cop or a store clerk -- or perhaps their mom.
>Here's another political incongruity:
>Most people who are pro-life (antiabortion) are FOR the death penalty.
>; - )
>I guess it's OK to kill children, as long as you wait until they grow up --
>unwanted and in poverty -- so they can kill someone else first!

I'm pro-choice and pro-death penalty. At least I'm consistent, but I am
kind of troubled about what that says about the value I place on human life.


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--Thomas Jefferson

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