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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-

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thought of the day....

Wealth redistribution is not just stupid economics, its morally wrong....http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
But more important, such wealth redistribution is morally wrong, because it takes away our individual freedom of choice. It gives the government the power (though it never has the right) to say to us, “No, you can’t spend the money you earn on a new TV, we want to use it to create green jobs or pay for other people’s children’s education or make sure one race gets as much work as another. We are the compassionate and wise and we know best.” This may seem appealing in the moment but it is viciously destructive over the long run. The moral heart of a nation, of the world, is individual choice. Fashioned, though it often is, in the crucible of foolishness and failure, it is still ultimately the only true path to decency and right action. Without free individual choice, without that crucible, a culture becomes flaccid, passive, unproductive, violent, and morally dead, a place-marker waiting to be conquered by the next group inspired by a moral vision. Welcome to Europe. Careful not to step in the sharia.
From here. And lets look at the greatest wealth redistributors in recent history, pre-1989 Soviet union, North Korea and 1960's Maoist China. Not only did they destroy their economies they also coarsened the relationship with and among their own people by breaking down traditional family, community and religious relationships but also had terrible relationships with their national neighbors. This is the inevitable outcome of wealth redistribution and the Marxism that this implies.


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