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  •  Re #1 and the 'fear' of freeloaders. (11+ / 0-)

    Although I'm not a religious person, I always dealt with that 'fear' with a glance to the Bible and that particular story of that particular city that would have been saved, had there only lived a handful of righteous people.

    So while I pay and have paid hefty taxes and saw the abuse, I always figured that it was more important to think of the people in real need, that could receive meaningful help through that system.

    Now, I'm sure you could always spin this in the negative direction and accuse me of being lazy and rather 'outsource' the help to government than pick the people myself that I think would deserve help and help them directly - but, you see, that's the point.

    Much like I 'outsource' justice to the law and don't punish people myself, who I think deserve so, I also 'outsource' that kind of help to the law, because I think that in the end it's more fair.

    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -- Philip K. Dick

    by RandomGuyFromGermany on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 11:28:18 PM PST

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