Borders had an excellent piece in yesterday’s Fayetteville Observer on the best way to help "those in need."
Our Governor thinks so little of the people of North Carolina, that he believes the most vulnerable among us will be cast aside without the "help" of those angelic bureaucrats in Raleigh:
"Third, Easley claims that without government, the state’s most vulnerable people would be neglected and “not receive the critical aid they need.” That means you, dear reader, would neglect them — unless a more enlightened majority voted against your selfish demons. But is that true? Easley is offering us a low-cost way to vote away our sense of moral responsibility for our neighbors and our communities. That moral sense will then be entrusted to an army of bureaucrats who know better than you what your community needs. But isn’t that just compulsory compassion based on a pessimistic view of mankind?"
Borders suggests there is a better way to help those in need than subjecting them to dependency on a faceless bureaucracy:
"So as the pendulum between left and right swings back and forth between election days, let me humbly suggest that we stop thinking of the world in terms of dualities such as government welfare and self-reliance. Instead, let’s embrace a third way. Let’s return the government to its rightful place protecting our lives, our liberty and our property. Then we can get together and help those in our communities without making them dependent, or robbing them of the dignity that comes with work and upward mobility."