The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all of the people.
A billion dollars every week for Iraq. $87 billion for Iraq. We can’t get $5 billion for childcare over 5 years in welfare reform.
You can’t be evangelical and associate yourself with Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people.
So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, ‘Where is faith being put into action here?’
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the people.
Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.
There are two principles of justice: not to harm anybody and to serve society’s welfare.
Until the great mass of people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Our job is to love others with stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can.
Welfare programs go 75% to children and seniors, those who cannot yet or can no longer help themselves. Quit kidding yourselves with this imaginary dependence on the government. Liberals want to educate the population and encourage them to work jobs that are worthy of their intelligence and creativity. They also want to certain that no one slips through the cracks and starves to death.
Our social welfare system is so much more than just charity. Everyone must help, whether you are rich or poor. Everyone must have the belief that there’s always someone in a much worse situation that I am, and this person I want to help as much as possible.
Martin Luther King
To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there’s more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged.