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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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When we check the word “apology,” we find this less frequently used definition. a defense, excuse, or justification in speech or writing, as for a cause or doctrine. Why a defense? In my last post, GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS AS OPPOSED TO “THERE IS NO GOD”, … Continue reading
In my last post, I mentioned a couple of debates. One continues here, Biblical Truths, with siriusbizinus. Here is ‘s latest comment. Essentially my assertions that God doesn’t exist is a conclusion. I have stated this openly in the discussion. And although I … Continue reading
Here is a comment I want to make certain my readers see. Keith DeHavelle says: March 4, 2014 at 10:26 am Citizen Tom, thank you for the list. Some of these, as you note, are readable at your links; Adam … Continue reading
In response to WHAT DID AYN RAND THINK OF ALTRUISM?, I got this comment from Sword of Apollo. Ayn Rand understood the issue of altruism vs. egoism in the philosophical sense, which can be put this way: In any given action, what … Continue reading
This post continues where WHY SOME PEOPLE CENSURE BAD BEHAVIOR VERY SLIGHTLY NOT AT ALL — PART 1 left off. Where did leave off? How do we deal with the fact that some people too enthusiastically push their own … Continue reading