Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

When does the solution not involve redistribution of wealth?

"Thus, combating slavery means not only its direct prohibition by law but also fighting against poverty, illiteracy, economic and social disparities, gender discrimination, violence against women and children, harmful traditional practices and many other factors leading up to its contemporary forms," he [Acting UN High
Commissioner for Human Rights Bertrand Ramcharan] told the representatives of specialized agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

He also noted that the group had highlighted the issue of trafficking for many years before the international community acknowledged the gravity and complexity of the matter and that it had been a pioneer in calling for free compulsory primary education to combat exploitation, illiteracy and poverty.

Yeah. That's exactly how slavery was stamped out in America and the rest of the Western World.

Of course Bertrand should consider dealing with the UN's alleged complicity in slavery in Africa and Bosnia before tossing our money around.

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