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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Libertarians and Compassion

This discussion nails the reason libertarian concepts have a hard time getting mainstream appeal. Those holding the ideas are assumed to be cold uncaring individualists who worship Ayn Rand.

Short-ish version: Compassion does not equal Government handouts. Who says the only way to be compassionate is via the government? I’d argue that government forced distribution is explicitly not compassionate. It also takes away the responsibility to help your fellow man in need that we naturally share. “Oh, I don’t need to help my neighbor. FEMA will take care of him.”

Long version: Click through to read the comments and become enlightened

Libertarians and Compassion | The Agitator

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