Showing just how close-minded several Liberals have become, and just how much they want to change the utter foundation of this nation, one has recently demanded that the government redistribute the wealth. Even further yet, they suggest that as a revolution is upon us due to the staggering economy, the only way in which we can save ourselves from this outcome is to give the rich’s money away to the poor.
Now, first of all, it’s quite a feat in and of itself for a Liberal to acknowledge that the state of our nation is anything but stable. As our ever expanding government seeks to oppress and trample American’s every right, it’s only a matter of time before tyrants once again come to blows with patriots.
However, although “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says there may just by a way to avoid the tragedy entirely.
After being asked:
In your introductory essay, you make a point of arguing that inequality is not natural, that it’s something we created and, by extensions, we can undo. But what would you say to those who, say, have read their Piketty and are thinking this kind of inequality is endemic to capitalism?
We will either, through peaceful, rational means, go back to a system that does not take from the many to give to the few in all these subtle ways, or we will end up like 18th century France. And if we end up in that awful condition, it will be the bloodiest thing the world has even seen.
Now, there may come a time when revolution is possible, but it will be because the government is taking something that does not rightfully belong to them. As we currently teeter on the brink of something similar, taking Americans money to give to those who have less would certainly fit the criteria.
I’m afraid that what Johnston suggested may just be the spark to set it all off – if it ever came to be that is.
What do you guys think – would a redistribution of wealth be the solution or the cause of an impending revolution? Let us know in the comments below.