That institutionalized welfare can degrade a society, but this seems more like a misallocation of resources and the state getting in the way arbitrarily. Dr. Paul would also want people to be charitable, and if there were people involved in this, not a bank and the state, people might have been able to feed their kids that evening. Not a system of dependency, but just voluntarily feeding your neighbors one time must exist in any society, especially a free one.
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