Thursday, April 09, 2009


Arnold Kling has an excellent article about libertarian basics, and specifically, the morality of individual versus government generosity. The money quote:
...your generosity is reflected in what you do with your own money, not in what you do with other people's money.
This is the forever failing of the Religious Left. They try and claim the moral high ground on the basis of what they want to do with other people's money. It is a dangerous, dangerous attitude, not only for its practical effects, but for its spiritual deterioration.


Terro said...

But I can dig so much deeper into the U.S. treasury than into my own pocket, and if that runs short, I can print some more moulah to do so much more good. Look at the ends, man.

Anonymous said...

... and besides what Terro said, liberals use charity as an excuse to impose their will upon the unenlightened (to wit: everyone not a liberal). Plus, I have it on good authority that government has never seen a tax it didn't like.

TomG said...

"Taxes" is so passe a term - it's been facelifted to "Revenue enhancements", don't you remember? ;-)