A Little More on Welfare

Thomas Jefferson: "To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to share to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association--the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."

Not any more, Tom.

John Adams: "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet' and 'Thou shalt not steal' were not commmandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free."

Folks, have you ever realized that the forced redistribution of income via government dictat is nothing more than legalized theft? That's exactly what thieves do--redistribute income from those who have earned it to those (themselves) who have not. The commandment does not say "Thou shalt not steal--unless a majority in Congress vote that you can."

James Madison, the "Father" of our Constitution: "[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."

Do you see why modern politicians hate the Constitution and LIE every time they swear to uphold it? Well, they may not be lying; they just may be too ignorant to know what it says or means. But if they are, they shouldn't be running for public office. It is possible they might be too corrupt to want to defend the document. My guess is most people in government haven't the foggiest what the Constitution says or means, and couldn't care less. Not as long as they can get elected and have power over others.

So we have our Founding Fathers view of property and "government charity." Then there is the modern Democratic party. Last year, Jim Moran, a Democratic Congressman from Virginia, made this statement: "We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards means of redistrubuting wealth. And they may be able to sustain that for awhile, but it doesn't work in the long run."

How nice. It is "simplistic" to believe that people have a right to keep their own money. People who have wealth are not "entitled" to keep it; those who don't have the money are "entitled" to take it away from them. If that isn't turning the world upside down, I don't know what it. But there's a reason why it happens. Read the post on "The Death of Democracy" to understand why.

If anybody reading this is a Democrat, then what Jim Moran said is what your party believes. I happen to believe that precept is one of the most immoral, ungodly, despicable, heinous ideas ever to pass through the mind of man. And nothing I say will support the thievery and pillaging of the honest labor of men and women.

Incidentally--as you've already seen--the modern Democratic party's doctrine was not that of the men who founded this great country. "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson.

And let's let the Father of our Constitution finish this post: "Government is instituted to protect property of every sort...This being the end [purpose] of government...[It] is NOT a just government...nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has...is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest."