Re: Liberals being liberals
This is why I think celebrities of any variety giving individual contributions to private charities should also be kept private, it's not a whole heck of a lot better than getting out of a vehicle in short dresses without underwear on in my opinion, and I can at least privately enjoy the latter when my wife and son are not in the room.
If they want to use their celebrity to encourage others to donate to a worthy cause, or to do their jobs, (entertaining) of a worthy cause (Gary Sinise comes to mind), it makes sense to that. But whatever Kim Kardashian's political leanings I care very little about about how much of it she donates to charity. To cite such a thing is the very same mentality that has the more "progressive" variety harping about "millionaires and billionaires". Like her or hate her, Kim Kardashian has successfully turned her own name into a marketed brand and in that sense much of her earnings are actually her own. I don't particularly intend to emulate her actions, but the fact that she does live that way is certainly capitalism at work.
I prefer celebrities to keep their generousity low key, I don't think anyone knew about Paul Walker buying a returning Iraq veteran an engagement ring was known about until the cashier who witnessed it came forward just after his death. That is where I think the true generousity and integity lies.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." ~ Thomas Jefferson
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.