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Old 08-31-2019, 12:25 PM
Damuri Ajashi is offline
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Originally Posted by Shodan View Post
Yes, it does.

If I steal your car and crash it and cause $1000 in damage, who should pay for that damage, me or my rich next-door neighbor? Most people would say it was me, even though my neighbor can more easily sustain the loss. He could volunteer to do so out of altruism, but that is not the same thing as saying he is personally responsible. Because it is not fair/equitable to make him responsible for what I do, or the consequences.

Who is responsible in the old story, the ant or the grasshopper?

Let me try thos again.

Let's say I steal all your money get you sent to jail for a crime I committed, i rape your wife and routinely beat your kid and force your wife kid to live in squalor. I use the money i stole from you to pay for my kid to get a STEM degree at Stanford and invest in his start up tech company which turns him into a billionaire. Now after you and I are long dead, my kid is a wealthy and your kid is living in squalor.

Does my kid have any responsibility to do anything for your kid?