Helping those who can already help themselves

If you’re able to provide for yourself, then the state shouldn’t intercede to provide you with personal or corporate welfare

There’s an old expression that goes: “God helps those who help themselves.” It’s a call to action encouraging self-initiative, personal agency, and to participate in your own salvation.

A modern version of it, given the level of state intervention nowadays, should be the inverse: “The state does not help those that can help themselves.” A starting proposition should be that if you can stand on your own two feet and provide for yourself, ...