Monday, April 27, 2015

Jennifer Rubin Distorts the Nature of Charity (Just like Obama)

In a tweet, using Rand Paul as target practice, hey I get it Rand is an easy target, Jennifer Rubin manages to distort the nature of giving.

First off, if Rand for one second thought that Sheldon Adelson would pay to have the image of Rand's face carved into Mount Rushmore, (or perhaps even have a drink named after him in the Las Vegas Venetian Hotel), Rand would come out in favor of government aid to Nepal. Rand  phraseit this way:

"Well before we stop US government aid to Nepal victims, let's stop aid to the terrorists in Palestine."

On another level I must object to Rubin's characterization of objections to government foreign aid as "heartless." This is a typical government propaganda method used by all statists, and something Rubin has in common with President Obama whenever he says, "It is the neighborly thing to do."

This is pure evil misdirection. Objection to government run operations is not an objection to charity. It is an objection to the coercion of government, No libertarian who objects to government coercion would object to charity, Indeed, there are reams of libertarian articles discussing how voluntary charity would do a much better job of helping those in need than government crony charity operations.,

In the end, Rubin and Obama are just running different ends of the same government con game.


1 comment:

  1. Penn Jillette had one of the best comments ever when it came to government handing out foreign aid:

    "It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.

    People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we’re compassionate we’ll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint."