Would you take a refugee into your own home?
This isn’t how empathy works – you sociopath. This is how vile people who are total creeps – twist and distort empathy.I wouldn’t want to pull glass out of the flesh of a road-crash victim but I’d want the nation’s hospitals to make it happen. Ditto with cleaning public toilets or searching for lost trampers or arresting criminals.
I can be in favour of it – without having to do it myself.
You don’t have to be a GP to want children to have free GP visits. You don’t have to be a teacher to want free education. I don’t have to be an airport to want us to have airports.
It’s about what our country does with the public purse and that is how we make our values concrete. This is why we have a system of government – FFS.