Originally Posted by Perrotfish
The belief is not anti-charity,but anti government. Its the belief that government programs, even those started with the best of intentions, ultimately become a burden and a roadblock to those they were trying to help, while enriching no one but the massive beurocracies that form around each new program. Its a belief that any job that a private citizen can do well for ten dollars the federal government will do poorly for no less than a hundred. Its a belief, a belief which is one of the founding principle of this nation, that everything possible should be left to the individual, that those duties which must be assumed by the government should be dealt with by the county or the state, and only those few services that must absolutely be performed at the national level should be the business of the Federal government.
But if we want to follow the spirit of the founders we should still have slaves and women shouldn't vote, things inherently change with time.
And you have places like Germany and Switzerland which pretty much invented capitalism having no trouble adapting to provide for their people who are in need while still keeping a better credit rating than the US.