It's funny how the argument that the "social safety net" is there to help people, who really need it, because people are great and we love them and need them, but they are all criminals and will rob and kill if they aren't allowed to hold society hostage and get free stuff.
They are simultaneously the salt of the earth and horrible criminal monstrosities.
It is the same argument for larger government. Government is by the people, to protect people from themselves, and if people aren't rigidly controlled they will kill themselves or others, so we need more of those people in government to tell other people what to do. So people are evil and dangerous unless they are in government obviously.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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