A Dangerous Opinion
Some opinions are unprovable, but innocent; others are clearly false, but harmless; and some are downright dangerous.
Some people think that brown eggs taste better than white eggs. Others think that the earth is flat. But some people think that the government should take resources from those who have them and give them to those who “need” them.
Like the woman who wrote me back in September.
On September 9, I wrote an article about foreign aid titled “Foreign Aid Folly.” But it wasn’t until just the other day that I noticed an e-mail in my in-box dated September 9 (Yes, I am drowning in e-mails.) Here is the complete e-mail I received in response to my article that was critical of foreign aid:
Stop it. We have more than enough to aid foreign countries. The problem is greed here in this country.
First of all, who are the “we” who have more than enough to aid foreign countries?
It can’t be the U.S. government. Uncle Sam has nothing of his own. Every dime in his bank account has been confiscated from American taxpayers.
It can’t be all Americans. Ask the people that work at fast food restaurants, convenience stores, and day care centers if they have more than enough to aid foreign countries. Ask the single mothers trying to raise their children if they have more than enough to aid foreign countries. Ask the families tryin
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