U.S. Should Not Spend Money to Fight AIDS Abroad
By David Holcberg (USA Today, May 30, 2003)
The bill signed by President Bush to spend $15 billion to combat AIDS abroad is an outrageous misuse of taxpayers' money.
Those who want to help AIDS victims--or any charitable cause at home or abroad--should do it privately, on their own initiative, with their own money. The government, however, has no moral right to force taxpayers to bankroll politicians' "charitable" causes. Instead, governments should stick to protecting our individual rights.