Thursday, July 23, 2009
Good Intentions: 1982 PBS Documentary Featuring Walter Williams
Good intentions do not always produce good results. Let's get this straight, I like many other conservatives feel empathy for the poor, and the downtrodden. Yet the leftist liberal will scream that we are heartless mean people who care about nothing except big business. Do not believe this lie.
The old saying is incredibly true: "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime."
Giving someone everything they need or want does nothing more than make them a dependent upon handouts. When you help them get back on their feet you help them find their self respect, and independence. How many of you have seen a sign that says some one will work for food? Have you ever tried offering them a short job to help them out? Or do you just continue to give them money, enforcing their dependence on handouts?
Why do I bring this up? Because Barack Obama is trying to pull at your heart strings trying to ram nationalized health care down our throats. Sounds great right? Health care for everyone? Well, just like all the other programs that Walter Williams debunks as actually harmful nationalized health care is being done with nothing less than the best of intentions. Beware when the government is forcing you to do things for your own good.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
More on nationalized health care:
Undercover Exposé of Socialized Healthcare!
Nationalized Health Care in Form of Government-Run Restaurant
H/T Carpe Diem
Update: Minimum wage hike could threaten low earners' jobs