January 18, 2010

The Beauty of Donations

As of yesterday, more than $16 million dollars has been raised for Haiti relief...by individuals...through texting. Most popular is texting the word "Haiti" to "90999" to donate $10 through the Red Cross. But, there are countless other services doing the same thing. There's something very beautiful about that. When progressive advocates claim that things wouldn't get done without the big-government system, what they mean is, things wouldn't get done unless they're a top priority on the minds of the populace. But in a freer society, it becomes a persuasion game, rather than one of legalized theft through mandate. We all care about Haiti, because we understand the magnitude and the importance. It's your job to convince me what my next priority should be. Not work to make it illegal for me not to fund it.