This morning's poll in the local paper http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage asks the question "Should victims of violent crimes be compensated using taxpayer money if the perpetrators cannot afford to pay fines?"
Now, that is an interesting poll... wonder what they are trying to find?
Firstly, taxpayer funds pay for our police force, that we know cannot be everywhere at once, and generally, cannot be available at every crime scene. Should we then, have to use tax revenue to make up for what protection the police are not able to provide?
Secondly, tax money pays for the judges and district attorney, if they are not able to quell violent criminals, should we then still be required to use additional tax money to take care of victims?
Thirdly, this state and city have self-protection laws in force, that provide for everyone to protect their life, property and the lives of their loved ones. Should we use tax revenues to pay vicitims who refuse to take steps to protect themselves?
Enough, is enough... let's stop looking for tax revenue to take care of everybody!
Individual responsibility is what made this country great, not dependence upon the government.
No wonder everyone seems to think this economy is going to hell!
The great Marxist/Lenninist philosophy still has the government taking care of everybody, while no one has to take responsibility for theirself; of course, when you go down that road, there is no personal property, cuz, the government owns everything, and decides who gets what.
Guess you know where I stand on this issue.
May God have mercy on our souls.