Uncommon Sense

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Do you want government to practice compassion so you don’t have to?

original article: How the government has changed the way we value our neighbors
February 23, 2017 by Kate Dalley

Kate Dalley talks about how government programs have changed the way we look and value others in our society. She states that the more the government provides services for us the less we do for each other, and the less we reach out to each other.

Kate explains how back in the 1800’s we looked after each other and relied on each other, because there was no backup plan. She feels we don’t need the government to step in with programs for us as we gain character through service.

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2 Responses

  1. That is not a very sensible question, it’s not a matter of who should or who shouldn’t be compassionate, we all should be. Our government should be benevolent and that does not excuse those of us to show the same care for those in need.

    • uncommonsense says:

      Sadly, I’ve met too many people who confirmed this question is legitimate. Those who believe government should be benevolent have propensity to defer this responsibility over time. The idea transmogrifies from “government has a responsibility to help people” to “it’s government’s job to help people, not my job”. I’ve known some exceptions to this problem, but they are vastly outnumbered by those who choose to defer.

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