Originally Posted by That Is Nice
I am not saying one is wrong or right, or placing any sort of value on one or the other. I am saying they are NOT the same.
Right, I guess there really is no parallel situation.
I guess it all boils down to whether our getting assistance gives people the right to scrutinize our lives, and make themselves the judge of what we do or don't have the right to provide for our children.
Some people truly believe (I'm not saying you believe this) that "If I'm working and paying taxes and not getting any public assistance -- then, by gum, the people who do
get assistance better not have life any easier than me -- and they better not drive a nicer car, wear nicer clothes, or have any extras I
If they feel this way, then of course that is their right -- and they certainly have a right to express themselves just as I do. They can keep expressing themselves and I'll keep expressing myself.
I guess my perspective is hard for many to understand, because I believe we should all be able to enjoy life, not because of having "earned" the right -- but "just because."