[I]f you want to lay some politica philosophy on me, you have to draw a clear distinction between "society" and "the state." Consider:
a) I want to live in a society were people donate generously to charities that are supposed to help the disadvantaged.
b) I want to live in a state that taxes people heavily to support programs that are supposed to help the disadvantaged.
I see those as separate statements. You are welcome to argue that (a) is impossible and (b) is the only realistic way to live in a compassionate society. But if you don't even bother to make the distinction in order to make the argument, and instead you conflate society with the state, you have a non-starter as far as I'm concerned.