re: #128 freetoken
This goes way back to “Am I my brother’s keeper” and it had been debated for centuries. America is based on equality at birth. What you do with your life results from the decisions you make. One of my friend’s who finally kicked his meth addicted son out of the house forever, said “did I put a gun to his head and force him to smoke meth? NO! Do I have to bear the brunt of his irresponsibility? NO!”
Lots of charities thrive on giving and taking care of the homeless and the underpriveledged I agree with the proposition that qualified organizations that are already extremely efficient at such things - and are largely privately funded mostly by private donations and foundations - should be left to their good works and government in general stay out of the charity business.
Back to the question at hand. I am not my brother’s keeper. I am free like anyone else to make my own life decisions and bear the responsibility for the results. No one forced anyone else to be indigent or irresponsible, or successful for that matter - and I laud those who are successful. Many donate a lot of funding to charitable organizations. But do I owe you care? No. Do I owe you a hot meal or place to live? No.
We should to live or die by our own choices, but I wish you success and I am pleased to help you succeed to the best of my ability.