First is Liberty Girl:
Unfortunately, we have reached a point where most people just cannot conceive of living without the Government’s help and supervision. Self-reliance to them means carrying the trash to the curb, so Government services can whisk it away to La-La Land. What happens before and after that is not really their concern, and they like it that way.
Beautiful stuff, idn't it?
The second is Ed Morrissey of Hot Air fame:
He who pays the piper calls the tune. When we surrender our responsibilities to ourselves in favor of a nanny state, don’t be surprised to be treated like children … or worse.Huzzah!
Kevin Barbieux asks a very valid question:
It seems funny to think of refusing to treat a person with a broken leg because of the bad decisions that person made in life. Or, of telling a person with a ruptured appendix that he must fix his injury on his own without help from anyone else. It's odd to think of denying rest and proper nutrition to people who require it to return to health. It's even funnier to believe that if we provided the necessary services to injured and ill people, that it would only encourage other people to become injured and ill too – and that we should fear our city being overrun by sick people, if word got out that we were actually treating and healing them.Tell it, brother!
So, why do people think that way about homeless people? Why are we afraid to help homeless people get well? Why do we pawn homeless people off on God, and expect God to take care of everything?
It's nice to see I'm not the only one reveling in her geekitude this week! Congrats on your new baby, Theresa.
In honor of National Polka Month, how about a little Frankie Yankovic?
(Frankie and the boys were on every Sunday after lunch when I lived in Cleveland. This clip is typical fare!)
Ooooh! I want to be like HER when I grow up.
Giggle of the Day:
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