There have been many calls over the years for a liberal Ireland. There have been many posts on this website. The important principle is non-interference and this is leading towards gay marriage, gay adoption, abortion and perhaps in time to euthanasia, assisted suicide and so on. But one item that is absent from the agenda is the issue of economics. It seems to me to a glaring oversight. There is no way that a truly liberal country can support Social Welfare. It is an intolerable infringement by government into the rights of individuals.
We need to move on from the thinking of the past. We need a modern Ireland. The old Ireland had social welfare as a cornerstone. We need to have a respectful conversation about ending this. Look at the USA and how liberal they are in comparison and there is very little in the way of social welfare.
The amount spent is enormous and for what? So we can keep unemployed people unemployed? What are the unemployedd contributing to the country? Let's maximize wealth by those who work for the country and who will secure its way out of debt. Let's end this intolerable interference by government. Let's maximize people's choices by securing the means to maximize them. And let us attain the highest level of liberalism, where there is no government interference in the private property rights of our citizens.