We all have basic needs to be healthy and functioning- food, water, shelter, a safe environment, friends, family, acceptance. I think when it comes to these basic, needed things, everyone should have them as everyone needs and deserves them.*Who provides and pays for them? "The government" has no money. They take and give.But when it comes to basic survival, "entitlement" is valid. Everyone deserves drinking water because everyone needs drinking water. *Deserves implies being given. Why do they "deserve it? Did they earn it somehow? Who gives and pays for it if you don't?And in places where there is no readily available drinking water, they deserve to have another region transport (and maybe even give them for free) clean water.*Who or what determines "deserving?"*Nothing is free except air, water and sunlight. Someone will pay to clean it (if needed), transport and provide it. Who, if not you? Should I provide kit to you at my expense?*Remember, the government" does not HAVE. It TAKES and GIVES.You have just pointed out why government schools are failing.
It's difficult to be completely subjective when it comes to human life. I rationalize that large populations will need a clean water source, and most of the human population would agree that it would only be necessary.As far as government taking money that isn't theirs, yes, it sucks. But I'd rather have that then starving masses (which I know is oversimplified- governments mishandle funds like crazy, but for the sake of this example let's pretend)
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@Jjpayne depends from either side, from a person who was given everything on a silver platter.. to someone who worked hard and was bypassed..
That is a good point
I expect no one to do anything extra for me. If they do then my gratitude would be full.
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