We are part of the solution or part of the problem. The answer is that those of us who have the means need to use what we give to its best advantage. There are a lot of fake charities out there playing on our sympathies. We need to do our homework before plunking down that check!


The Case for Good Works

Washington DC - Capitol Hill: United States Ca...
Washington DC – Capitol Hill: United States Capitol (Photo credit: wallyg)

It is often said that we should not expect the Federal Government to do every thing for everyone.  It can not, and should not, be expected to be all things to all people.  They are not good at it anyway.  Programs by the government created to address a variety of social needs have never been an effective way to actually meet people’s needs.  First and foremost among the problems is the inevitable bureaucracy that springs up around any social program administered by the government.  If they are at it long enough, there will be enough whistle blowers to point out the waste the program accumulates.  Proof will arise that anything run by the feds will sooner or later seem like a bad soap opera.  We can laugh about 100 dollar hammers or 200 hundred-dollar toilet seats but…

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