Comment: If you are advocating government programs to solve this issue

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If you are advocating government programs to solve this issue

then YOU are not thinking the entire thing through. (If you are talking about private initiative and charity, however, and are saying we need to use empty rhetoric to appeal to statists, then this doesn't apply).

A principle is only so because it has universal application within a context. This would mean that, toward the desired goal, it is pragmatic/practical.

If you want to institute coercion (take from one, give to another), you undermine the goal of protecting every individual. Your program will be unfair because it can't give to everyone (someone has to foot the bill), and will be co-opted and grown outside of your control (despite
your best intentions).

What "duty" are you talking about?
The only "duty" one man has to another is to acknowledge his right to life and property. This is the liberty message.

Personal responsibility and voluntary exchange.