More on “City cuts nonprofit support in half”

Councilman Kevin Cleveland Finally…. Weatherford …

” I would suggest that all of you go look at what each of these “Official” Non-Profits do within your community….”

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction,
check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”
Ayn Rand

Funding for these, and myriad of other programs, is not a proper function of government, at any level. Funding should be derived from voluntary donations , fund drives etc , NOT from the public treasury.

Charity is not “charity” when it is derived by compulsion from the taxpayers

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits”
Plutarch (Roman Philosopher and Statesman)

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.”
–Thomas Jefferson

“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want
merely because you think it would be good for him.”
– Robert Heinlein

2 responses

  1. To the Senator… I would suggest to you sir that the society you direct us to does not exist anymore maybe 220 years ago but not now. If people like you had existed as a majority for the last 220 years maybe. I doubt it though, all I hear is the white noise from you and realize that no one cares that you want to live in the world 220 years ago. Then was then now is now. The world we live in today does have us receiving funds from the good folks of this county and helps the disadvantaged men, women and children from this community but local government operates within the parameters of the demands of the local electorate and anyone that knows anything about grants knows that is a function of city, state and federal government period. Those of us who care about our fellow citizens choose to live in the world of today and will look for funding from all available sources. This is not new to us but I understand it does challenge certain mentalities. I prefer today’s reality where when government fails the sick, the poor, the disadvantaged … We are there as the citizens heart and soul to help where we can. As far as I can see these six Official Non-Profits give the locals more bang for the buck than most any contracted vendor does as a service to the cities and county.

  2. Senator_Blutarsky

    ” Grants ” – what is a Grant ?

    The fundamental evil of government grants is the fact that men are forced to pay for the support of ideas diametrically opposed to their own. This is a profound violation of an individual’s integrity and conscience. It is viciously wrong to take the money of rational men for the support of B.F. Skinner—or vice versa. The Constitution forbids a governmental establishment of religion, properly regarding it as a violation of individual rights. Since a man’s beliefs are protected from the intrusion of force, the same principle should protect his reasoned convictions and forbid governmental establishments in the field of thought.

    Philosophy: Who Needs It

    “The Establishing of an Establishment,”
    Philosophy: Who Needs It, 168

    ” We are there as the citizens heart and soul to help where we can ” – evidently as long as you can force others to do so who may not share that thought and spend OTHER PEOPLES MONEY . Socialism at its finest – the ends justifies the means, huh Jack ?

    The nuance of “consensus” is always the cry of bullies. Indeed, it is a distorted, weird-science-religion whose doctrinal proof is based upon its characteristically bizarre 21st century raison d’être, “Because everybody says so.”

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