We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The thing about morality, taking it as the obligation felt to the other guy, is that the obligation is infinite, in the classical sense that there are no limits.
This worries leftists, who fear that such an obligation might fall on them, and of course, being human, they like anybody else at some point will not be up to meeting some hypothetical obligation. Everybody has limits.
The trick, therefore, for a leftist, is to get the state to take over, lest they themselves incur some obligation they can't meet.
It's fear of morality that's responsible for the left's charity. The right more or less enjoys personal obligations.
``Why are the poor always with us?'' ``So we are not damned.''