Redistributing wealth is just the beginning of things government will redistribute.
October 24, 2012
Defining The Middle-Class Down
When political candidates employ class warfare as a tool for political motivation, they are with full knowledge trying to evoke the base motive of envy in their constituents for the sake of political gain.
No matter how sincere they may seem, or how many people they may promise to help, the idea that any means are justified by the ends has become the hallmark of Obama’s administration, and possibly of this entire generation.
I’m not rich. I’ve been poor. But did I want to stay poor? No. Do I want to stay middle-class? Well, I know I don’t want to go backwards. I have no great ambition to be rich, but I do want to better myself and my life, and like the idea of upward-mobility – that there is no ceiling but what I set for myself. People who think like this tend to attract prosperity to themselves. And if you are intelligent enough to prosper, then you are certainly intelligent enough to decide what to do with your prosperity after you’ve got it. One thing for sure: government isn’t smart enough to tie its own shoes, and this administration isn’t honest enough to tie anyone else’s.
When President Obama refers to the middle-class, does he really mean middle-class, or does he mean all classes that are not rich? Under the Obama presidency, median incomes have gone down drastically, which in effect, gives us a poorer middle-class. He has succeeded in defining the middle-class down. Once all wealth has been redistributed from the rich, the top middle-class becomes the new rich, and the redistribution process starts all over again, and so on, and so down. Isn’t this what is really meant by “leveling the playing field?”
Is this the ultimate goal – a classless society? Sounds like utopia, but is it? Is it justice to steal from the rich to give to the middle-class? Or from the middle-class to give to the poor? If we say our goal is to eradicate injustice, do we reach this goal with injustices? Is a classless society by government regulation really what we want?
At the root of this whole ideology is people trusting in money – the love of money, which is the root of all evil. That somehow, if each of us all has the same amount of money, we will all have the same amount of happiness. And when we find this isn’t true, then what? Redistribute all the other things people think will make them happy? Talent? Looks? Sex? People? Woman? Children? Men? You think this hasn’t happened before in human history? You think it can’t happen again? Why? Because you have technology? Because you will twitter everyone and tell them it’s happening? Then twitter them now, because it is always in the process of happening. That’s what our form of government is all about – the unending task of preserving individual liberty!
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a lady asked Dr. Benjamin Franklin, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.”
“A republic,” replied the Doctor, “if you can keep it.”
Ninety-five percent of the people in this country can’t even tell you what a republic is. Maybe this explains why we are losing it.
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