Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Would President Paul Put the Poor Out on the Streets?

Lew Rockwell reminds us that "the wise libertarian statesman... understands that government is based on the consent of the governed, even in a regime as bad as the US's" — Ron Paul's Spending Plan: "First and foremost, for moral, constitutional, and economic reasons: cut the empire! Let young people opt out of the welfare state. Stop the Fed, and more. Don't target the poor."

That last point is one that knee-jerk anti-libertarians often miss, but that Dr. Paul has reiterated over the years. He understands that one of the most sinister aspects of the welfare state is that it is designed to foster dependency, and it would be immoral to the leave these unfortunates to their own devices after generations on the reservation, so to speak.

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