Friday, January 7, 2011

Freedom Friday

who donates more to charity? check this out! here
So here are 2 links to articles about who donates the most to charity. Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with freedom?
Arthur Brooks on the subject

Why does it matter? Because people will tell you conservatives despise the poor etc that they don't really care that's why they don't want to be taxed to pay for the programs for the poor. This is simply not true. As the data shows conservatives are more giving than most groups. Conservatives just don't believe in being mandated to give. And I would also like to say that I think charities can help people in a more personal and efficient way than the government.

What does it have to do with freedom? Well, partly because the more we are required to pay (in taxes) for these programs that help the unfortunate the higher our deficit and the less freedom not only do we as individuals have but as a nation our financial freedom suffers as well. When we are not self reliant but reliant on others for our well being this is precarious especially for a government to allow this to happen.

So let's stop listening to those who claim to care and start helping people help themselves, there are many creative ways we can help people get back on their feet with community help not BIG BROTHER.