Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Fascinating Phenomenon

A fascinating phenomenon that needs to be acknowledged and dealt with in the conservative intellectual community is the tendency of support that starts out as charity to become a matter of justice.

When someone grows to rely on the help that is given them, and plans their life around the expectation that it will be there, and there's no good reason to think that it won't be there, then such help is no longer a charitable contribution. Such a contribution is now just, and its denial an injustice.

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