Ah, but the caveman did not provide shelter or food to people who were not in his clan. If they wanted to trade for food, they would do that.<quoted text>
The first "socialist" act in mankind's history is when a stone age man provided food and shelter to another human being.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.- John Kenneth Galbraith
When the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock they set up a collective farm and hunters were required to share their game with the rest of the Pilgrims and that first Fall they starved. The following year they set aside plots of land for each family and the hunters would trade their game for vegetables and the second Fall they had a bounty of food.
Sorry, I have no empathy for those who will not work or for criminals. If you are sick or lame, that is a different issue. And I will be damned if a poor person is GIVEN a house, with a car, with a color TV, with electricity and water, CELL PHONES, etc. while I have to work to have those things