Posted by Svartorm
Thats exactly the same thing, and a bleeding heart mentality. How is that different than giving a bully your lunch money when he threatens you? Just because someone could potentially make a bad decision down the line doesn't mean you give him what he wants, unless you want to breed another generation of similar minded people.
It's not the same mentality. If I refuse to give a bully my lunch money, I don't have to turn around and give that money to the teacher that holds him in detention.
And if I refuse to give him the money and fight him; well what are you saying, that you would be happy to shoot all the criminals in your neighborhood? Again, fighting a bully is probably not the best metaphor for criminal activity.
Besides, when we are talking about welfare, we are not talking about what people want, but rather what they need: Food, shelter, clothing.
I know we will not agree on this, as political debates hardly ever change peoples' opinions, but I want to make sure we are clear on what we are saying to each other.