Yesterday a few pieces circulated on the Internet that caught my eye, including an interesting observation that the administration keeps talking up how great the food stamp program is and how many people it's helping. There is no doubt the food stamp program can be a Godsend for families in need, but there is also no doubt a tipping point can occur when the program shifts from being a refuge in tough times to simply being a refuge. This is something I've seen firsthand in my lifetime, and no politicians could ever convince me otherwise. When that tipping point occurs there is an internal inflection from self-sufficient man to domesticated man.
There was one email yesterday that equated the government's insistence that we don't feed animals in national parks to its insistence that feeding humans unlimitedly through food stamps is a good thing. Some will see this as a shallow and mean-spirited insult to those on food stamps, but others will see the irony that the same warnings hold true for animals and humans that are fed by others too long and often.
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