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


East of Eden said...

That documentary was great. Thanks for posting it.

Courtney said...

I'm sick of liberals saying republicans don't care about the poor. The democrats only hurt the poor by handing them money and subsidies over and over until they no longer want to fend for themselves. Republcans want to help the poor help themselves. It all goes back to : "Give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, Teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime"

JReth said...

great video and great post, thx.

Anonymous said...

Walter neglected to mention "white flight" decimating the inner city economy, and also mentions making a dollar an hour as a kid. In 1982 dollars, that's higher than the minimum wage of that year. Oops!

In 2013 dollars, it's $8.80 - still higher than the current minimum wage. OOPS OOPS!