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Rodney Moore
Writer for The Libertarian Alliance, London

....if you help someone else and pay for it yourself, then that's compassion; but if you help someone else and force a third party to foot the bill, then the sincerity of your compassion is open to question. A free society can become a truly compassionate society if its members have the right sentiments, but neither the state nor any other body can produce compassion by coercion.

1986 - from Political Notes No. 14, The Libertarian Alliance, London