Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Poverty is not Freedom

The inalienable Right to Life

I learned early in life that having empathy with the desperation that others feel from hunger and homelessness  comes easier when eating with them in a Soup Kitchen.  The greatest malfunction of Modern Society is not that we cannot distribute food, but that we will not distribute Money that buys food. 

When Right Wing Libertarians speak of the "inalienable right" to preserve  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, while expressing an opposition to an "inalienable right" to have food, shelter, healthcare and training in life skills do not understand that they are One and the Same thing.  Any Person who is desperate for food or protection from the cold, or sick without care, or lacks the skills to escape his desperate condition cannot preserve life, know liberty or pursue happiness.  He is subject to the will of others and lacks the power to choose his own course in life. He is a virtual Wage-Slave to the holder of the purse.