Friday, October 21, 2011

Penn Jillette Understands Compassion Better Than The Truest Blue Liberal

Roll it, Penn:

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 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, and 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.

Protein Wisdom provides some:

It’s not the giving that’s important: it’s the appearance that you really really really want to, if just somebody will use the power of government to force your hand.

Or maybe - does a liberal show their superior morality by forcing me to fork over my money at gunpoint - a gun, ironically, which I am forced to pay for as well - so that they may feel better about themselves?

And you wonder why the Left usually resorts to screaming as opposed to arguing....

1 comment:

M said...

I love that Penn Jillette quote. It seems like those who think they live in the social left can't really wrap their heads around this. The problem is that they WANT the poor to be helped, they'd just rather someone else did it.