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The Value Of Human Life

When criminals receive more aid than the poor & homeless the ability to give up on humanity becomes easy.Warning-Graphic

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The Value Of Human Life. When criminals receive more aid than the poor & homeless the ability to give up on humanity becomes easy.Warning-Graphic
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randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1168 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:02:57 AM
Tuan Jim

Utter bollocks. The reason people are still poor and homeless is not that insufficient money is spent on them, but that the money does not help people out of poverty.

Firstly reason is that poverty is defined dishonestly, to include people who are in relative poverty but do not suffer absolute poverty: they have plenty to live on, just less than a certain proportion of median income.

Increased government spending does not bring people out of poverty. I would argue that it cannot, and only freedom and local, private charity can do that (within freedom I include economic and educational freedom as the most important factors). While I accept that you could argue that it is possible to have government schemes reduce poverty it is hard to argue that the ones in place in the US or the UK for example do so. Indeed it seems to trap them at the bottom of the heap.

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1168 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:53:04 AM
This is dumb.

We are responsible for house pets, so we look after them. The authority issuing a penal sentence is responsible for the care of the prisoner, so looks after his or her needs.

Taking responsibility for others in situations where this is not warranted is a loss of freedom that has caused some of the greatest evils in history. People are responsible for themselves, and in a free society must be. Charity demands that assistance is given, but anything more harms more people in the long term than it helps.

Free people are not wards of the state. That has two sides, the state has limited rights over free people but it also has limited responsibility. Any state powerful enough to give a man everything he wants is also powerful enough to take away everything he has.

Look at a graph of poverty rates in the US. They were dropping fast until the war on poverty began.

gary8162
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 792 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:36:43 AM
@ Ozmose:

You first.

Ozmose
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 441 Posts
Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:56:25 AM
We as a race, deserve nothing more than extinction.
We've had millennia to learn to take care of our fellow man.
It`s fair time humanity falls into the shadows of forgotten history.

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4234 Posts
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:51:03 PM
guilt overload. i dont even like seeing people that have to hitch, makes me feel awful.

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