Re: I think a lot of people would define a right as "something everyone should have."


Author:Joe-×
Date:2017-10-11 13:39:20
In Reply To:Re: I think a lot of people would define a right as "something everyone should have." by T.J. Swoboda
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No. Not your libertopian theory.

You said:
T.J. Swoboda proclaimed:
People who say the above are often Randoids who don't give a whit whether their neighbor has food or access to an oncologist. They're short-sighted, and I'm not one of them; if we define evil as absence of empathy, then letting someone suffer or die unnecessarily is evil. But, this same definition of evil also encompasses taxing hard-working people to the sustenance level; again, absence of empathy.

Hence, bleeding heart libertarianism: We do have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate than us. How our least-fortunate live is a benchmark of our society (not the only benchmark, but an important one). But, there are tools in our box other than coercive government.
"We do have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate than us."

We includes you?

What are you doing to help? Besides tearing down the oppressive government that may be giving them the only help they're getting?
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