Obama uttered a statement that
Sowell comments on Obama’s recent
“"if you've been successful, you didn't
on your own." As an example,
invested in roads and bridges. If
got a business -- you didn't build that.
else made that happen."
we were to assume, just for the sake of
that 90 percent of what a successful
has achieved was due to the government,
follows from that? That politicians will make
decisions than individual citizens, that
will spend the wealth of the country
than those who created it? That doesn't
logically -- and certainly not empirically.
anyone doubt that most people owe a lot
parents who raised them? But what follows
that? That they should never become adults
their own decisions?
point of the collectivist mindset is to
power in the hands of the collectivists –
which is to
say, to take away our freedom.
this in stages, starting with some
that others envy or resent -- Jews
capitalists in the Soviet Union, foreign
in Third World countries that
investments and call this theft
is seldom destroyed all at once. More
is eroded, bit by bit, until it is gone. This
happen so gradually that there is no sudden
that would alert people to the danger. By
everybody realizes what has happened,
it can be
too late, because their freedom is gone.
taxpayers, including business taxpayers, not
that road when it was built? Why should they
pay for it twice?