Autonomy and the Poor

The glorification of autonomy disfavors the vulnerable, the poor, those without social, financial, or other resources to survive the negative consequences of their and others' mistakes.  The bonds of community are meant to help the weak and vulnerable ride out the storms of a fallen world. But if we build and support a society where autonomy is continually celebrated, the "least of these" will be expected to make it on their own when, in many cases, they just can't.