Skip to comments.Dump welfare bureaucrats, help your own neighbor
Posted on 06/20/2011 8:11:12 PM PDT by Edmunds mom
Richard Cornuelle coined the term independent sector, yet when he died on April 26, he was largely forgotten by that very sector. Better evidence of whats wrong with the sector and America in general is hard to find.
Cornuelle believed that ordinary people in ordinary places should have a large scope for action, whether they are raising their families, building their businesses, running local governments, or coming to the aid of their neighbors. The threat to such local independence comes from the scientific, centralized bureaucracies that from mid-twentieth century onward have grown ever more powerful in government, businesses, unions, schools, and even charities and philanthropies.
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Never heard of him. Thanks for posting. We need more like him in every community.
Whatever happened to “The Great Society” and the “War On Poverty” the Democrats pushed in the 1960’s?? Johnson cracked open the Social Security trust to do that.
I remember a cartoon about Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Shows a hillbilly with a muzzle loader hiding behind some debris saying “Well they sure as heck will know they was in a fight!”
These days, I figure Poverty kicked our ass.
I help when I can. One caveat does exist. The individual should be as active as they can be to help themselves.
That was before we had multi-generational welfare recipients. It's now a career choice.
The Safety Net has become a Lounge Chair...
The rest of us suckers just serve the food and drinks.
Turns out The Great Society wasn't so great after all. Poverty won the war.
noun, plural -ties.
Bastiat says this of government enforced "charity":
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law which may be an isolated case is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.
The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his acquired rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protect and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen.
Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.
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