Why shouldn't we want the government to feed those that can't afford to feed themselves? What about poor children? Should they suffer because their parents are poor?
Isn't it good to spread the wealth around?
asked Sep 22 '10 at 20:20
Justin O ♦
The simple answer is that anything the government gives to one person is taken from someone else.
Rephrase the question this way: What's wrong with having the government force some people to help others?
What's wrong, in brief, is that there's no moral justification for it, and it's a violation of individual rights. The full answer to this question is really Ayn Rand's theory of government. For an introduction, see the essays "Man's Rights" and "The Nature of Government".
answered Sep 23 '10 at 03:42