Taxpayer money is not for charity

Published: Monday, January 9, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 9:54 p.m.
Just like believing in abortion forces one to make some hard black and white decisions about life, belief in evolution does, too. One is forced to believe in Darwin's concept of natural selection and survival of the fittest, even as it applies to man as a species.
We all have an equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but the inescapable truth is we are not all born with an equal ability. Just as there is a small percentage born with the gene pool of a Dan Marino or an Albert Einstein, there is a similar percentage on the opposite end of the bell curve and many in between.
The simple truth is that mankind will never, ever achieve 100 percent employment or viability. The bell curve says there will always be those who make the poor choice to live in the Mojave desert or the paths of hurricanes, be lazy instead of learn math, eat donuts instead of salads, choose children over condoms, pretend they're Evel Knievel, or kill like Danny Rolling. I should not have to pay for their poor choices.
I admire liberals and other charitable folks who want to save as many as possible. But, please, please, please do it with your own money. You do not have the right to use mine. No matter how much I make. Period. I'll choose my own charities.
Are you listening Pegeen, Cynthia and Jack?
Ben Butler, Alachua

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