Your next door neighbor beats his wife several times each day, and throws rocks through your window every evening. Each rock has a message painted on it that makes it quite clear he hates you. Being the moral person you are, you counter by sending him a month’s salary, with a note attached telling him to buy his wife some new clothes.
A group of angry students arrives at your home on a daily basis carrying large photos of your closest family members. When the mob is ready, it burns each photo in your presence, while shouting profanities at your frightened family members. Of course, since the burning photos don’t actually harm your relatives, you set up tents on your front lawn so the mob does not get rained on, and hand out cold water so the mob can hydrate.
You invite a member of your social club to your house for dinner. Instead of bringing a house gift, she carries a sign reading, “All your kids look like Lucifer and must burn in Hell fires.” You are so outraged that you get back at her by preparing a cold meal.
Despite the fact that you and your spouse are working two jobs without benefits just to make ends meet for you and your two children, when your neighbor tells you he was just laid off from his job, you and your spouse immediately decide which one of you will begin to support his family. After all, you are good, moral folks.
When you discover your local sanitation workers must deal with heavy lifting and rats, you cash in your life savings and start a lobbying group to march on your state capital. You are successful in convincing the government to establish a new Community College in your area, awarding Associates Degrees in Pottery Making to provide the sanitation workers with opportunity for improvement. Your friends, neighbors, and family members are so proud of you that they volunteer to pay all tuition fees.
Sound asinine? It is. Now, we should discuss American Foreign Aid, First Amendment Rights, Welfare Taxes, Miranda Warnings, and Socialism.
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