September 2, 2016
“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of government.” James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and the author of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
In nature you will observe that often creatures prefer to steal from other creatures rather than do the work themselves because it is so much easier. So when a cheetah races after and kills an antelope and a few hyenas see that occur the hyenas will go over and take the kill away from the cheetah. The cheetah did all the work but the hyenas end up with dinner.
It is the same way with people also. It is much easier to take something from someone else than to work for it yourself. That is why in organized society we have rules against this sort of behavior and why there are penalties involved for people that engage in it. If you go to someone with a gun and take their wallet the end often is that you (the perpetrator) will end up with a bad result. The fact remains, however, that there are still people who prefer to take from others rather than work for it themselves and if they can find a clever way to do that they will proceed.
So the question then becomes how does one get someone else’s wallet and do it legally. The answer becomes to use the government to take someone else’s wallet and then hand it to you. So if you go up to someone with a gun and demand their wallet you go to jail but if the government goes up to someone with a gun (figuratively) or a law (literally) and demands their wallet and then hands it to you it is all perfectly legal. The liberals have a fine sounding name for this and it is called “Social Justice.” What social justice is, in actuality, is a legalized form of theft. We have ways of helping people who need help and those ways are referred to as charity. The difference is that charity is your choice, social justice is the government’s choice.
It is necessary for everyone to become acutely aware of what words are being used to describe a product because often those words are extremely inaccurate and do not represent reality. (See for example: Affordable Care Act).
Lewis Shupe, Founder