Liberals seem to be under the delusion that you can’t care about something without wanting government to have a hand in it.
I don’t want the government to fund the arts, but does that mean I don’t want art to exist? I don’t want college or healthcare to be “free” but does that mean I’m against education and healthcare? I don’t think the government should subsidize religion, but does that mean I’m against religion? The obvious answer to all those questions is no – of course not.
And the same goes when it comes to poverty. Conservatives believe in an anti-poverty program known as “employment,” while liberals believe in redistribution. What kind of compassion is that when you’re only willing to help someone at the expense of someone else?
As the 19th century French economist Frederic Bastiat famously quipped, “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
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