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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: To David Stodolsky and others, too
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:29:06 +0200

On Jun 29, 2005, at 3:44 PM, Thomas Donaldson wrote:

> Some of you may prefer the State to do such charity.

The democratic state has a responsibility to provide the physical and 
social environment for informed citizenship. This is not charity, it is 
a human right and the law in those states.

Not providing the minimum foundation for existence to all citizens 
leads to crime, which is much more costly to society as a whole.

These simple facts have unfortunately not penetrated policy in most 
places. I am happy to report that this policy is written into the 
Constitution of Denmark. Unfortunately, it is now being eroded by 
opportunistic politicians promising low taxes and more "freedom".


David S. Stodolsky    SpamTo: 

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