Objection is sometimes raised concerning "paternalistic" trends in government, that people are thereby encouraged to expect something for nothing—a good living and security without paying the price; that this tendency fosters a desire for benefits without sufficient exertion to earn them. This objection is based on the natural law that requires the debit and credit sides of life to be kept in balance and demonstrates that in the long run we have only what we earn.
Log in to read this article
Not a subscriber to JSH-Online? Subscribe today and receive online access to The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald including digital editions of the print periodicals, Web original articles, blogs, and podcasts, over 30,000 minutes of Sentinel Radio and audio chats, searchable archive going back to 1883! Learn More.