Frank Rizzo’s Blue-Collar Philly: Trump Voters before Trump

The distinction between people who deserve charity and those who do not has been around for all of human history. We see it, for instance, in the Elizabethan poor laws that predate this country’s founding. Many people see the difference between the disabled or downtrodden who work as hard as they can and need a little help, and the lazy or criminal who should have to fend for themselves. Socialists ignore the difference, in that they essentially want welfare for all; libertarians also ignore the difference insofar as they want everyone to fend for themselves. But many people, including many blue-collar workers, recoil from such absolute philosophies, which makes them swing voters.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/11/book-review-frank-rizzo-philadelphia-mayor/

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