Foreign Aid Ignorance

Foreign_AidI am sick of seeing these sentiments on Facebook and hearing similar statements coming out of people’s mouths. If we want to save some tax dollars why don’t we try cutting, oh I don’t know, DEFENSE SPENDING!  Read any or all of these articles. Also, note that I am 100% in favor of cutting foreign aid to Israel and tying it to halting new settlements in Palestinian territory. Furthermore, in many cases I could easily agree with anyone who says we should cut foreign military aid, but let’s be reasonable about it. It depends on who the aid is going to and what they are doing with it.

The best reason to give foreign aid (for example food aid) is because all humans have the same value and we have compassion for each other. Who was that guy that advocated compassion for your fellow man? Oh yeah, it was Jesus (whether you believe he existed or not). Really people, basically all religions, belief systems, and worldviews hold compassion for each other as the foundation of a moral life. Get with the program. Stop letting nationalism triumph over compassion and reason.

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