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To: loveliberty2
Oh, my goodness!!! my lame reversal of the term was not intended.

We knew that! ;-)


41 posted on 07/23/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Iron Munro
Thanks for your vote of confidence. On another thread today, I have posted the following which, I hope, will further reinforce my image.

The American founding philosophy exhibited a reliance on the basic intelligence, curiosity, innovation, and productive abilities of individuals to create beneficial things for themselves and, thereby, for their neighbors as well.

Surprisingly, the moral philosopher Adam Smith's "An Enquiry into the Causes of the Wealth of Nations" was published at about the same time as the Declaration of Independence in America.

Free, though imperfect, individuals, unencumbered by the heavy hand of a political elite of likewise imperfect persons, could create goods and services, freely exchange the work of their own hands, and enrich the lives of people all over the world.

Millions flocked to America over the next 200 years to participate in the freedom provided by what Madison called a "benign" government (meaning, it was not a malignancy which consumed "the People's" wealth). By that mechanism, America became a literal breadbasket for the world and the source of compassion and benevolence unmatched by any other nation.

Fast forward to the Mao/Marx/Lenin/Keynes philosophy which possesses the current Administration and its supporters. That world view relies on what Madison and the other Founders surely would call a "malignant" government--one which coercively imposes its imperfect will on the individuals who create and work, in order to select and "redistribute" their earnings to political allies and friends. In other words, the mechanism is legalized theft from some for the benefit of a captive group of dependencies who will continue to vote the "redistributors" into positions of power.

The definition of one is LIBERTY. The definition of the other is TYRANNY.

Can you decide which best would answer Adam Smith's 1775 query:

"An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"?

42 posted on 07/23/2011 7:53:35 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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