Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Two Americas

In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama's "income inequality" speech.
The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
It was the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.
Vote Democrat.
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This is tied up in the myth of "white privilege", "male privilege" and all the other 'progressive' claptrap. Hard work heals all wounds. But life has never, ever been fair, and you can't legislate it to be. The best you can do is protect everyone's right to pursue happiness with equal justice under the law. Stop government corruption. Stop government interference trying to "level the playing field". The power that goes with thinking you can do that just invites the fraud and corruption that we have in spades today. Don't like "crony capitalism"? Don't like "corporate welfare"? Then deny government the authority to try to regulate these things! Insist on a constitutionally limited government!

Any regime that governs against nature, including human nature, is bound to fail. The entire economy will grind to a halt under the oppressive weight of a failed regime, that continues to think it can control the economy and guarantee equality of outcomes in a nation of individuals. The American dream will die when the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

1 comment :

  1. I detest the term "income inequality". The only way to abolish "income inequality" is to mandate "equality" for everyone. Everyone must have the same wealth, the same income, from newly-graduated busboy to veteran CEO of a large multinational.

    I read a story recently about the time when Garibaldi took over in Italy (late 1800s). He swept into Sicily, came to the house of a landowner. He told them that as long as everybody didn't have transportation, nobody would.

    And smashed their carriages.

    When everyone's equal, everyone will be equally poor. Except, of course, for those who are more equal.


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