Paying Taxes Will NEVER Qualify as Giving to “Charity”

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “-GET Involved! You Live Here-,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"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 yourself 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. 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." - Penn Jillette

“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 yourself 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. 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.” – Penn Jillette

My Commentary: Wake up to the illegitimacy of coercion!

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One Response to Paying Taxes Will NEVER Qualify as Giving to “Charity”

  1. Pingback: State-Run Programs for the Poor, or Individual Responsibility for Helping Those in Need? « AcidRayn.com

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