Monday, October 20, 2008

Spreading around the wealth...

Barrack Obama's recent comment on the campaign trail that he wants to "spread the wealth around" is socialism in it's most basic form. Apparently Obama feels it is somehow 'wrong' for the people who work and make the money in this country to actually keep that money. He thinks it should be 'shared' more 'evenly'. 

50% of the U.S. population only pay federal income tax at a rate of 3%. Many do not pay taxes at all and yet Obama would take my tax dollars (collected at a higher rate), which I am required to pay BY LAW, and give them to others that he feels are more deserving of that income than my own wife and children. 

Having something handed to you that you did not earn, that came from the pocket of someone who did not give it willingly is immoral from any point of view except perhaps that of the thief and the recipient of the stolen wealth.

Helping those less fortunate is a central teaching of many faiths and I feel it is a proper and godly thing to do, but sharing at the point of the gun is not charity, it is victimization. If I am compelled to help others against my will, that is not love. Love is a choice. What Obama proposes is 'change' not based on choice, but by the mandate of the state.

Aren't you glad someone has finally come along who can fix us all despite ourselves?



Anonymous Scott Looper said...

well said!

October 23, 2008 1:09 PM  

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