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Immorality and the Redistributive State
Townhall, by Daniel J. Mitchell

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/10/2014 6:24:35 PM

Back in 2012, I shared a sadly amusing image about how the modern political process has degenerated into two wolves and a sheep voting what to have for lunch. I was making an argument in that column against majoritarianism (and that is a critical issue, as explained in this video), but there’s also a very mportant moral component to this debate. Walter Williams addresses this issue in his latest column. He starts by asking a hypothetical question. Suppose I saw a homeless, hungry elderly woman huddled on a heating grate in the dead of winter. To help the woman, I ask somebody for

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Daily we are being mugged by politicians hiding behind the mask of the federal government. They steal your money and fence it off to the highest bidder living off the profits.

Why are we letting them get away it?

Remember Mississippi!
Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wordsmith82, 7/10/2014 8:39:06 PM     (No. 9919046)

Amen. In a properly constituted country, no government may rightfully take any action that a private citizen may not rightfully take.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sw penn, 7/11/2014 1:45:28 AM     (No. 9919328)

´He endorses legislation that would create a sales tax cartel and says – right at the start of this video – that this is because “states should have the right to be able to tax whatever they want to within their state.”

I agree...´

Should a state be permitted to tax residents breath?
Clearly there can be disagreement on the
soundness of the premise.

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