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Theft is still theft

Posted: November 8, 2009 9:29 p.m.
Updated: November 9, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
In her letter to the editor ("Need health care," Oct. 13), Dora Lee McCullough pleaded that she can't afford health care, and I hear her plea.

However, using the power of government to answer that plea turns it into a demand.

Private charity is the place to provide for the needy and I'm sure you would agree as an upstanding moral person, Dora, that you have no right to force your neighbor to pay for your needs.

After all, theft at arm's length is still theft, no matter how heartfelt the desire for that money.

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