Tuesday, June 21, 2011

When dealing with people whose support for forcible redistribution of property is, ah, under examined, it's very common to hear some variation of "but isn't it right for us to help the poor?" The standard pithy libertarian response is "if you want to, nobody's going to stop you", hopefully segueing into a discussion about the difference between helping the poor and subverting government to force everybody to do things your way, yadda-yadda.

It turns out, though, that when you have powerful governments accustomed to micromanaging people's behavior, the pithy libertarian response isn't true. Orlando anti-hunger activists are learning this the hard way, as the police embark on a campaign of arresting people who feed the homeless.

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