Skip to comments.The Bondage Of Redistribution Ideology
Posted on 12/17/2012 6:55:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
"Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state." -Thomas Sowell
The idea that we should take from those who have and give to those who don't is viewed as proper and just among liberals. In fact, if you do not subscribe to redistribution ideology, you are attacked as being greedy at best and racist at worst. The problem is that income redistribution in practice promotes one of the same moral injustices found under slavery.
A simple inquisition will explain. If morality is defined by private property; meaning a person has a right, based on natural law, to their person and their possessions. And if property is generated by the productive and wealth creating behavior of a person's labor; then immorality is defined as any force that seeks to injure or take away ones property (murder, theft, rape, etc). As such, using the productivity of another for one's personal gain is immoral.
We can then extrapolate this theorem. If taking the productive output of a slave and using it for another's personal gain was immoral; then taking the productive output of any worker and using it for another's gain is immoral, no matter what race, color, gender, or socio-economic status the producer happens to be.
Logic leads us to one conclusion. A modern form of slavery is taking place within in the welfare state. And no matter how you slice it, property theft to promote a false ideology of "fairness" or advance a twisted form of "compassion" to gain power is abhorrent. It does not matter how many ribbons and bows decorate the rhetoric of "Robin Hood" redistribution, the final analysis is the promotion of servitude.
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Our 16 year old is writing her big research paper for the school year. We discussed topics.
“Redistribution” I told her.
Having done her research now, she has been enlightened. Can’t wait for her to someday run into her collectivist Chicago cousins at a reunion.
Compassion is not the business of government. Putting government in charge of helping people is a fundamental principle of tyranny.The government cannot give aid and comfort to one group without enslaving another. This is precisely the purpose of progressive policy, to enslave one group at the expense of another. Confiscatory tax policy is enslavement to the state. It violates the most fundamental principle of our constitution.