Caveat Emptor

I BELIEVE that state charity is wrong. To force one citizen to pay for the sustenance of another is tantamount to slavery. An Orwellian end is inevitable. The existence of state-forced charity is used as a pretext for infringements upon liberty on the grounds that the negative externalities of the behavior redound to the detriment of the public weal. What is ignored is that the problem is not with the externalities of the to-be-sanctioned behavior, but with the system of state-forced charity that places an unwanted burden on one for the sustenance of another.

The insistence that “we-all” should do anything, let alone enslave taxpayers to taxeaters, is morally reprehensible. No. You want something? You pay for it. You. Not we.

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