Words Poorly Used #30 — For the Children

“When under the pretext of fraternity, the legal code imposes mutual sacrifices on the citizens, human nature is not thereby abrogated. Everyone will then direct his efforts toward contributing little to, and taking much from, the common fund of sacrifices. Now, is it the most unfortunate who gains from this struggle? Certainly not, but rather the most influential and calculating.” — Frédéric Bastiat

When you license the government to feed the poor, you also agree to all the wars it wages. What is the calculus, 1 fed American child equals 1 dead Afghani child?


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