If people have
no choice but to fend for themselves then they will. Those that choose not to, well, I have no worry about them. Of course this is a blanket generalization, but it's more true than not once people are given money, food, and housing. Giving them these things only enables them to continue doing nothing productive. I am willing to bet that the number of teenage pregnancies, and pregnancies involving those unable to care for the children, would be a lot less than they currently are if the "parents" had to actually support those children themselves. As long as they have others willing to pay their way then there is no incentive to be more cautious.
All that being said, I'll probably catch hell for this next statement, but I don't really see that our government should feel any responsibility to care for those who cannot care for themselves...the mentally disabled, etc. I'm not trying to sound harsh here, but let's be realistic about what's actually happening. We are being forced
, once again by penalty of prison, to support them. Now, I don't have a problem contributing to charity, etc., but I expect to be able to contribute to a charity whose cause I believe in. And it may be a charity that helps those who cannot help themselves and it may not, but that should be my
choice. Once government imposes its will upon me by taking my money and giving it to whomever it likes there is no more morality. They are morally wrong by taking it from me in the first place.