Im a right leaning American, Welfare state.
Im a left leaning American, Welfare state.
Im not American, Welfare state.
Im a right leaning American, Night-watchmen state.
Im a left leaning American, Night-watchmen state.
Im not American, Night-watchmen state.
Welfare state - a system whereby the government undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits. The foundations for the modern welfare state in the US were laid by the New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
It sounds like you're talking about job programs, which is Keynesian in origin. There might be others that believe in such things, but I can't recall any of them right now.
It's not a binary choice
false dichotomy.Welfare state vs the night-watchmen state-which do you support?
No middle? No state of reason where the welfare of citizens IS a consideration and those who work it can have it, while those incapable of doing so are provided for in an efficient manner?
No state of logic where the asinine idea of zero tolerance is not an option, where judges have discretion?
I think I am beginning to see the problem
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt