When we "outsource compassion", whether to government or nonprofits, we inadvertently destroy the very communities we're trying to sustain.
"People who are concerned about the sprawl of government have plenty of red flags to work with here. But as Julia [Kiewit] points out, there’s a larger issue at stake. At the most basic level, government exists to promote human community; so, for that matter, do many nonprofits. But here we have instances of the government actually, intentionally, destroying the relational human connections that put meaning into life and reduce the need for expensive social programs–actually saying 'Don’t love your neighbor; that’s a job for the professionals.'" -- Brian Brown, theSocialFundraiser.com