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01/17/2011

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T.E. Michigan

"Dalaire is convinced that those with power have a moral obligation to use it on behalf of the needy."

Your question is a very thought provoking one indeed. In America we seem to think that the needy are those who don't have a cell phone. We have the homeless without aid and others getting entitlements so they can afford bigger SUV'S. An issue of real concern to me is one that involves the maintenance of Justice and the freedom of Opportunity. Free and healthy entrepreneurs in any country do not want government assistance.

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer."
-- Thomas Paine

In the case of the Rwanda Crisis evil was not punished enough so that aid simply fell into the hands of the bad guys. Did you know that today America is in reality broke? I mean if we were a company we would have to file for bankruptcy. Nevertheless we still have on our books to send billions and billions of aid to countries like Egypt. Afria is littered with millions and millions of US dollars boxed up and given as "Help for a worthy cause". The way those in power give aid is like raising a 3 year old by giving him a credit card and telling him to call you in 15 years.

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