Saturday, March 10, 2007
Every day in life we hear people say. "Oh, the pollution! Oh, the poverty! It must be stopped!"
Have you ever met a single person who likes pollution or poverty? No, people care! They want to see the problems in our society be fixed. But there's one question that must be asked. How? How do we fix these problems?
Well, there's a government solution, and then there's a free market solution. So, which one works? And which one is unnecessary?
It's unequivocally clear that it's the government solution that is unnecessary. Why? Because people don't need to be forced to care. They will choose to care.
Now, I already have a moral problem with the government stealing, ahem, taxing you for services that can be handled by the free market. But instead of philosophy, let's look at this in a pragmatist manner.
Why would one propose the government tax you to help people in bad situations? It's quite simple, really. They think you're a slime ball! They think you don't care about the sick, or the poor! They think you wouldn't donate a cent to save your mother's life! Not to mention they actually think the government is efficient compared to the free market.
This notion is wrong, though. Remember the hurricane Katrina aftermath? While the Statist Liberals were too busy defending Ray Nagin, they missed out on a few important lessons. One, people care. Voluntary donations for hurricane victims were endless. Two, the free market is more efficient than the government. Which was more helpful? FEMA, Nagin, and Bush? Or the Red Cross and Salvation Army?
And it's not like people only give during a national crisis, however. People decide to give every day. You could argue that people aren't giving enough, but why could that be? A lack of compassion? On the contrary, people aren't more charitable because about half of their income is taken by the government in one way or another. Some people can't afford to donate if they're already being forced to.
But if you're not seeing a difference between donation and taxation, then you're forgetting the issue of efficiency. Private organizations have to persuade you to become a customer. The government forces you to be a customer. Because of this, the government doesn't have to compete and is therefore less efficient.
So, why is it unnecessary to enforce this coercive compassion? Because if given the chance, people will choose to be charitable. People care.
Why steal if people are willing to give?
Labels: Government/Free Market
1.) want to keep thier market
2.) must survive on the market.
Unlike the government, the companies will charge a reasonable price based on supply and demend. That way, their customers come back, and the company prospers. The government forces you to come back, so they can steal from you instead by means of taxation. In other words, they don't have to worry about your choice to pay them, because they're forcing you to.
Just WHO do you think is saying this? Liberals? That seems to be what you are implying. Liberals = Big Government/Leviathan. Is twisting the truth the only way you can make your point?
Liberals are the ones who practice compassion, which is why they believe that "we the people" should provide for the general Welfare -- as stated in the preamble to Constitution.
You claim to believe that the Constitution is the only document holding this country back from a bleak future where freedom and liberty are absent -- yet you ignore the portions you disagree with. I say it is you who views the Constitution as little more than scrap paper.
Government is not a leviathan we should surrender ourselves to. We are the government..........
The government is us; we are the government, you and I -- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States (1901-1909); a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement.
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945)
Read the Constitution before you quote it. It say PROMOTE the general welfare. There is a difference between promote and provide, any dictionary will spell it out for you.