Once government is big enough, it will take care of every conceivable need. For example, it is not enough for Big Government to provide a living wage through welfare so that those who choose to spend their time poisoning themselves with heroin can be free from the burdens of employment. What about those who are squeamish about sticking themselves with needles? They need help. As members of a collectivist society, it is our duty to provide it through government:
The mayor of Ithaca wants his city in upstate New York to host the nation’s first supervised injection facility, enabling heroin users to shoot illegal drugs into their bodies under the care of a nurse without getting arrested by police.
The son of an addict who abandoned his family, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick is only 28 years old, but knows intimately how destructive drugs can be. As he worked his way from a homeless shelter into the Ivy League at Cornell University and then became Ithaca’s youngest mayor four years ago, Myrick encountered countless people who never got the help they needed.
So he will provide this help by having government employees oversee the injection of poison into their veins and forcing taxpayers to finance it.
An alternate solution to the drug scourge would be to leave people to take responsibility for their own behavior. But for some reason it is considered more compassionate to aid and abet irresponsible behavior and even overt self-destruction, thereby making misery and dysfunction far more common than they need to be.
On a tip from seaoh.