Re: Beggars in Spain

sillyhead (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:32:14 -0500 (CDT)

Why, yes. We do have an obligation to 'them.' But only after we get
ours, of course. My take on the whole thing is that everyone has
something to give. A 'weak' child may be the best listener/sympathizer in
the town. Good; that's needed. Everyone has a place and a valuable
talent to offer, and most are priceless. Define the world 'weak' and I'll
debate with ya. Otherwise, I'm without grounds to dispute, and you are
without grounds to hold.

On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Jeff Bone wrote:

> Here's one to spark some debate. Do the "weak" (i.e., the
> disadvantaged, etc.) have any moral claim on the economic output and
> productivity of the "strong" (i.e., the economically competent,
> competitive, advantaged, etc.) and if so, why? Do the strong have any
> moral obligation to support the weak in any way? Why?
> jb