Re: (no subject)

From: wallyshoes <wallyshoes@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 16:27:46 EDT

Jan de Koning wrote:

> At 02:18 PM 01/07/2004 -0400, wallyshoes wrote:
> >John W Burgeson wrote:
> >
> >snip
> >
> > >
> > > "2.) There are indeed financial benefits to being married. Some of
> >them I
> > > dislike -- like all the social security benefits etc. We :libertarians
> >
> > > would
> > > be happier if these social programs never came into existence. The
> >world
> > > worked fine before them. There are numerous people trying to stick
> >their
> > > hands in the taxpayers pockets. Now there will be more."
> > >
> > > Yeah. The world worked fine. For those who had wealth. For those left
> >on
> > > the short end of the stick, too bad.
> > >
> > > "Let them eat cake," said Marie. She got what she deserved.
> >
> >Typical burgy cynicism.
> >
> >I was dirt poor as a kid. & the system worked fine without the
> >government.
> >Charities did what needed to be done. If you were sick, you got heath
> >care
> >(doctor or hospital) for little or for zero $. If you were an orphan,
> >there
> >were homes for you and you had the benefits that most medium income
> >people
> >did. I knew orphans and later worked for one. If you were old and
> >without a
> >support system, charities took care of you.
> >
> >It is only you political liberals who think that the government is the
> >solution to all our social problems.
>
> Not only the liberals, so say the conservatives. But read the Bible on
> poverty, and how we should react: Ezekiel 16: 49 ff. where God tells us
> how to deal with poverty. In the present circumstances voluntary giving is
> not enough, as a matter of fact, I read that personal giving is down to
> about 2% of income on average.

And some of the reason for that is that the government taxes us to death to
support the social programs. But at least we could tithe what is left. It is
true that both liberals and so-called conservatives think that they should run
our lives for us.

Walt

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Walt Hicks <wallyshoes@mindspring.com>
In any consistent theory, there must
exist true but not provable statements.
(Godel's Theorem)
You can only find the truth with logic
If you have already found the truth
without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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