Wednesday, December 22, 2010

George Ought To Help

If we approve of state programs that redistribute wealth we must also approve of threats of violence made against peaceful individuals because this is how the funds are collected.


Craig K 4 days ago in reply to carlsoane
There is dynastic wealth in this country, no doubt about it. But it doesn't emanate from hard working Americans who simply want to provide a step up for their children, or children's children. It comes in the form of politically well connected families. Family with ties to banking and/or political power. As long as Ben Bernanke and his ilk are buying treasuries, toxic assets, etc, from friends in the banking industry, as long as people like Peter Orszag get abstract, high paying jobs at Citi after serving in government by bailing out the company he now works for, there will be dynasties.

Warren Buffet and Bill Gates live in a different world then we do. If they want to give away their vast fortunes, then good for them. It's their money. But just because they have vast fortunes which they want to give away, does not give them the right to give away other people's fortunes - large or small.



"When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men.
Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions."
-- Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator
Source: The Indispensable Opposition, 1939

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."
-- Henry David Thoreau
Source: Journal, February 3, 1860

"The dissenter is every human being at those times of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."
-- Archibald Macleish
(1892-1982) Poet, playwright, Librarian of Congress, & Assistant Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt
Source: 4 December 1937

"I never liked the atmosphere of Washington. I early saw that it was impossible to build up a race of which the leaders were spending most of their time, thought and energy in trying to get into office, or in trying to stay there after they were in."
-- Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915) Author

"We now have so many regulations that everyone is guilty of some violation."
-- Donald Alexander
IRS Director
Source: before Congress ~1975

"Considering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people."
-- George Mason
(1725-1792), drafted the Virgina Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington
Source: The Papers of George Mason, 1052 (Robert A. Rutland Ed., 1970)

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