Re: Our Responsibility to Those in Need

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 11:09:54 MDT

Re:> > > > Libertarians don't favor
> > > > > outlawing stupidity, but stupidity should have its costs.

> From: "Alex F. Bokov"
> > > It does, by definition, except when some do-gooder authority
> > > decides to redistribute these costs and protect the stupid
> > > from the consequences of their actions.

>> Olga replied:
> > I would rather deal with a do-gooder authority than a do-badder

Mike Lorrey responded:
> Disobey Acton's Law at your own peril. Government is only interested in
> doing good for itself. If anyone else benefits, that is simple
> serendipity, or a means to an end.

I was being just a tad facetious (gooder/badder), but okay, I'll take the

Let's see. Government, not an amorphous being, but people = doing good for
themselves (with the result that sometimes other people [other than
government employees] benefit).
No government. Each man, woman and child left to fend for themselves.
Serendipity for the genetic celebrities. "Collateral damage" for others.
Too bad. That's life. Ta ta. Disobey Olinka's Law at your own peril.


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