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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

What about my common good, Hillary?

Your government at work again

Hillary: We'll take your money for 'common good'
'Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you,' Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. 'We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.

'We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.'

Get that? They're not going to give us our own money. According to the government, the money we earn is not ours except by government largesse. It's all theirs, and whatever we get to keep is only that portion they believe we are entitled to.

This is your government at work folks. It's all theirs: everything, including you. You earn money slaving away at your chosen profession, maybe you'll get to keep some of it. But don't make any plans, because next year they may decide to take more of it. You think you or your children can choose your own profession? Think again, because when the military draft is reinstated, your life is not your own, but it belongs to the government to do with what it wants, "for the common good".

People, the common good is when each individual does what they think is best for his or her own good. Does that mean everyone will be kind and virtuous and everyone will be equally wealthy and justice will be meted out fairly to all? No, of course not. But do you think government (1) will do any better job of it than individuals working for their own self-interest (name me one example in history), (2) has the moral authority to tell me what to do with my life or take anything from me against my will?

But what about the poor? As Dr. Mary Ruwart says:

In a Libertarian society, the poor would almost certainly have more than they do today. A voluntary society would more efficiently provide aid and actually give the poor an opportunity to become rich.

Vote them out. If you have to choose a political party, the only one with any principles, principles which don't change with the latest poll, principles which are morally and philosophically consistent and defensible, is the Libertarian Party. And the only choice for President this election is Michael Badnarik.

1 Comments:

  • The money is theirs...
    the Federal Reserve prints money for which it has not property backing. (its fake money)
    This money is then distributed to the American public who use it to trade their services. They then pay some of this money back to the government via the IRS to help make up for the money the Government borrowed from the Federal Reserve to pay for their social programs.
    How does the U.S. Government borrow money from the Federal Reserve if they have no true money? They borrow it against the ability to pay it back. This ability is the American public. As long as people pay the IRS then the government can pay the Federal Reserve back the money it loaned them. So the U.S. Government makes it illegal not to pay the IRS so that they can pay back the Federal Reserve.

    So yes, the U.S. Government "owns" the money and they own you (you are their property against which they took the loan out).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:59 AM  

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