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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let the Rich Get Richer | Hoover Institution

As the Obamessiah crafts his vision for a communist nation, we are no longer allowed to debate the limits of the leviathan central planning government but as to the level of serfdom to it. As we observe that the nation demands more-and-more from a small sliver of its citizens to support the many others, I also think that we should ask that as people embrace this attitude and this entitlement gets embedded in the psyche of Americans, will there be those that also will feel that they can forcibly take it like vigilantes, too? When I offered this concern in Africa when I lived there, when certain groups in society were vilified as scapegoats for their endemic problems, people laughed and told me that I did not understand the nation and my concerns were unfounded. They told me that the people had too much to lose being one of the most successful sub-Saharan African nations. Cote d'Ivoire has now been racked by a civil war and for many years despite all that they supposedly would never want to lose, ultimately did. This is the what will happen to the United States if we continue down this path.

The Obamessiah vision of the penultimate power of the leviathan deploys sleezy slight of hand as one listens to classic liberal philosophy of liberty turned into a screed for Utopian wealth redistribution.....
At this point, ambiguity in the idea of "security" turns the social contract theory of John Locke and David Hume on its head. By Locke and Hume’s conception, every person was required to renounce force in order to increase his own security from the aggression of other individuals. It is hard to think that anyone, no matter how powerful, is left worse off by this one trade-off.

Under Obama’s more aggressive agenda, however, security includes "Social Security" so that each person has to undertake to support his fellow citizens who are not able to support themselves, even if unthreatened by others. Put otherwise, no longer is a successful individual just under a duty not to take advantage of the less fortunate by use of force and fraud; now that duty extends to supplying financial support to all individuals against the vicissitudes of life—without offering any explanation as to why they are unable to undertake that task for themselves.
There is no end to the trade-offs that the leviathan can justify and force is being deployed but through the central government. One cannot step out of the path without renouncing ones citizenship to the nation. Once one starts down the path towards this infectious socialism, each small step is justified by the justification of the previous step. I am of the opinion, that the nation has already reached the point of no return where we have too many people that are now dependent upon this sickening 'contract.' We are on the slippery slope towards complete socialism and it only took a little shove by the feckless Obamessiah for the nation to lose control. Good luck USA, like the Africans in Cote d'Ivoire that told me that I did not understand that the prospects for civil war are impossible to comprehend, I expect similar blood in the streets justified by people now thinking that they are entitled to fruits of other's labor.

Let the Rich Get Richer | Hoover Institution


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