Our founding fathers believed that “we the people” individually possess the ability to make decisions for ourselves. We are each responsible for our own choices, actions, and mistakes. By that same reasoning, it is not our responsibility to “bail out [our] neighbor every time he makes a mistake,” nor do we have a “moral obligation or political obligation to take care of everybody who makes a mistake out there,” explains Yaron Brook in this podcast excerpt from his show.
“It’s not my responsibility to be my brother’s keeper, and it’s not the responsibility of the government to serve as an intermediary between me and my brother to make sure that I am my brother’s keeper,” said Yaron. He added, “Now this is not just a political question. This is not just about the government stepping away and letting each one of us make the choices and the decisions that are necessary for the fulfillment of all life. This is also … about the moral responsibility you have first and foremost toward yourself, toward your own happiness, toward your own fulfillment.”