Posted 8 years ago on July 27, 2012, 5:59 p.m. EST by Shule
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People should not expect a government to take care of them. No government totally can. Besides, governments are not our mothers. People need to look out for themselves. People should be libertarian.
Governments are (or should be) the collective representation seeing to the collective needs of a community. We can debate about to what degree, but that in essence is all that socialism is. A government not seeing to the needs of its people, i.e a government not socialist, is really not government at all. Governments should be socialist.
It comes down to not being selfish.
The great poet Kahlil Gibran once wrote, and a great American President reiterated, " ask not what your country can do for you, ask what can you do for your country."