Monday, May 31, 2010

Stated as Facts

I know that you shouldn't take horoscopes as any type of 'truth', however it struck me as interesting how these statements were presented as FACTS in this horoscope snippet. (These appear on www.news.com.au each day).

The hungry must be fed, the homeless housed, the sick treated and the weak protected. These, surely, are the duties of any who hold - or aspire to hold - any kind of power. Given that we live in a world where none of these standards are yet being met, you might think that our leaders required no further tasks or challenges.

Apparently this is the belief of Mr Jonathan Canier, who writes these horoscopes.

I do not believe that it is the task of Government to feed and house everyone who comes begging. I do believe that opportunity should exist for people to provide these things for themselves and their families. But seriously the money for these things needs to come from somewhere and if we all decided that the Government is the one who should be providing these things for all of us - who is going to pay for it?

2 comments:

Linoge said...

Wait... wait... wait... You are expecting rational, logical thoughts out of statists.

It will be an absolute zero day in hell before that happens...

Old NFO said...

I note there is NO mention of accepting personal responsibility... Guess THAT is not in the Left's mantra...

Re horoscopes in general- They are ALL so vague you can 'make' it match anyone anytime...