It’ll Take More Than Words

Conservative pundits and bloggers are fond of asking themselves in times of crisis or despondency, “What would Ronald Reagan do?” I’m afraid I have bad news for you.  We are well past the point of “What would Ronald Reagan do?” We have reached the point of “What would Samuel Adams do?” Continue reading

Charity vs. Welfare

Never confuse charity (benevolence) with welfare.  Acts of charity are volitional acts undertaken on behalf of fellow human beings.  We choose to help those we believe are deserving and freely determine the extent to which we are willing to help them.   Charity is undertaken voluntarily and never coerced.  It is motivated by compassion, never pity.  As charity is an act of free will, it is a virtue.    Continue reading