Monday, October 17, 2011

The Vanity of Volunteerism

Because service is not simple.

''If we're going to insist on smaller government and lower taxes,'' says Sara Melendez at Independent Sector, ''then we're going to have to give more individually. But if what we're really saying is that we're giving as much as we can, that we're volunteering as much as we can, then we have a choice. We can either say, 'I don't care what happens to people in need,' or we can make sure that we have the government policies in place to pick up the slack.''