Friday, October 25, 2013

The Will-Nots vs. the Can-Nots

Blue nails it:
We are in no way obligated, morally or otherwise, as A People, to take care of those who will not take care of themselves. Those who depend upon someone stealing from you and me in order that they may live are the immoral ones. Each of us has a moral obligation to take care of ourselves, whether as individuals or as groups that we voluntarily associate ourselves with. Individuals may feel an obligation or desire to take care of those who refuse to take care of themselves, but it is not the obligation of The People as a whole. We were wrong to allow such an environment to be created. We are wrong to allow it to continue. On the other hand, to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves, through no fault of their own, is an entirely different matter. Do not allow yourself to be confused by the two very different issues.
Yep.  Preach it, brother.

Emphasis provided by Ol' Backwoods.


  1. Amen.
    "For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat."
    --Paul (2 Thes 3:10)