Shouldn't we cut the clueless loose?
The government takes a chunk of my production, by force, to fund “social programs”. Some of this goes toward helping the helpless. While I would rather that charity to the helpless be voluntary, I can tolerate my tax bite giving relief to the sick, the disabled, the elderly etc. However, I do not understand forcing productive members of society to support the clueless. Public education gives everybody at least a basic chance of learning the ropes, and certainly since the last half of the 20th century there has been no shortage of access to information. In our time, it is entirely likely that people are clueless because of their own inattention to their personal existence. Why should that be my problem?