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Nobody Has a Right to Charity

Forcing charity of some for others who have a right to it is a roadmap to tyranny but that doesn't stop many from espousing it. John Hawkins takes on Kerry Kennedy over this point:

Over at the Huffington Post, Kerry Kennedy and Monika Kalra Varma are making a rather bizarre argument about Haiti,
The international community too often regards procurement and distribution of basic supplies as charity, but it is wrong. Access to food, water, shelter, education and healthcare are basic human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For too long, the international community has also failed to involve local communities in the planning process or open their books so local stakeholders could see what was to be spent on which projects.
Like many liberal "ideas," this sounds nice, but it's almost unspeakably stupid and ill-thought out.
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