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what I oppose is government use of force

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on November 05, 1999 at 15:05:49:

In Reply to: Don: Welfare Enthusiast? posted by Stoller on November 03, 1999 at 17:19:38:

: Stoller:
: People will have to work.

: ALL the people.

: Don: Yes, that's what I thought you meant.

: You 'know people on welfare who don't work at all'---and I'm not going out on a limb to assume that you supported the END of welfare---

Don: That's correct. I was just pointing out that people don't have to work in the US today, contrary to your original implications.

:yet you're upset at the idea that ALL people (in a socialist economy) would be required to work.

Don: I am upset that people would be forced to work, yes. Just as I am upset that people in our current system who choose to support themselves are forced to support those on welfare.

: Odd.

Don: Not when you realize that what I oppose is government use of force (except in defense from outside aggression, and as part of a minimal justice system). It does not matter to me if the government uses force to keep me from working, keep me working, or contribute to the benifit of widows and orphans. It's still force.

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