"If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.
Any alleged 'right' of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right.
No man can have a right to impose an unchosen obligation , an unrewarded duty or an involuntary servitude on another man. There can be no such thing as the 'right to enslave.' "
Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness
The above quote from Ayn Rand's masterpiece, The Virtue of Selfishness, is by far the best explanation of the Conservative viewpoint not written by guys with white wigs and a quill. Without free market capitalism, there can be no freedom. Anything other than free market capitalism is modern day slavery.
Yes, I said slavery. No, I'm not taking it back. Yeah, I know, I'm a racist teabagger, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda, 2+2=5, got it.
Unlike the talentless Keith Olbermann, I don't bloviate to hear myself bloviate. I back up everything I say with logic.
For my example, I'm going introduce you to Jenny, the owner of Everything's Blooming, a small boutique flower shop in a ritzy part of town. Jenny's shop had a pretty good year, despite Chairman Obama's intentional sabotage of the US economy. After expenses (not including taxes) the shop made a $250,000 profit.
From that $250,000, (assuming she doesn't take any deductions and has a crappy accountant) Jenny can expect to pay around $87,500 in federal taxes at the current rate of 35%. That means for 127.75 days, (if the shop is open 365 days a year) Everything's Blooming is NOT open to enrich Jenny, it's open to keep useless bureaucrats at the EPA and the Departments of Education and Energy employed. It's open to pay for a pointless war in Libya. It's open for 127.75 days to pay for food stamps, medical care for illegal aliens, Me-Chelle Obama's considerable food bill, building roads and schools in Trashcansistan, and sorts of other useless crap. (For simplicity's sake, we'll leave out state and local taxes.) If she refuses to pay, men with guns will pay her a visit to arrest her. If she resists, she may be shot.
How is that not slavery, or at very least, extortion ?
Now, it's not a stretch to say that Jenny has a responsibility as an American citizen to pay her fair share for the military, the Post Office, and the courts. (You know, LEGITIMATE functions of government.) As an American citizen, she benefits from those institutions on a daily basis, whether she is aware of it or not. However, how do turtle tunnels and fish ladders benefit her ? How does helping al-Qaeda in Libya benefit her ? How does Jenny benefit when her hard earned money is taken from her (by force) and is given to George $oros's evil Open Society Institute so it can be distributed to criminal front groups like Moveon.org and Media Matters ? How does Jenny benefit from some meth addict getting food stamps ? Really, someone has to explain this to me. Buehler ? Anyone ? Anyone ?
Folks, the bottom line is this: the further and further we stray from the Constitution, the Founders, Judeo-Christian values, and everything else that keeps America American, the closer and closer we get to slavery. Every penny that our Washington Oppressors redistributes is another nail in the coffin of Liberty.
God help us all.