Yes, any form of wealth distribution, the taking of private property and handing it to others who did nothing to earn that wealth, is socialism. Or as I like to call it, state sanctioned theft.
Here’s a few words from radio talk show host and constitutional scholar, Mark Levin, that I found so timely and of fundamental importance that they deserved to be transcribed and disseminated further:
Why is it assumed that politicians operate for noble purposes, aren’t they seeking votes, aren’t they seeking power, aren’t they seeking some kind of utopian mission? Those aren’t noble purposes. Why is it assumed that somebody in the private sector, is not conducting him or herself for noble purposes?
Why is it assumed that they have to be regulated in every aspect of their business, their workplace or their life? Why is it assumed that the individual must be controlled and not the politician? And how could it possibly be, but for the fact that these individuals are in government, elected and un-elected, that they are somehow, better judges about human nature and wiser than all the rest of us who pay their way?
Which brings us back the full beginning.
We conservatives embrace the enlightenment, we embrace the notion that men and women have free will, and that men and women exercising that will for the most part will be able to care for themselves and their neighbors and so forth.
That man is different than animals, that man can rationalize and that man should learn from experience, and build on that experience, and that a handful of individuals cannot possibly have the wisdom, the judgement, the information that all of us have as individuals in order to rule over us. That is tyranny. That is where we’re headed, and in many respects where we are.
Meanwhile in the land of Charles de Montesquieu, one of the main philosophers of the enlightenment looked to in crafting the US system of government, checks and balances etc, the full blown socialist moronic French president doubles down on 75% tax for anyone earning over 1 million euros. France and the rest of Europe has long since given up on the Enlightenment. I’m glad to see any kind of resistance to government statism, this time rom Australia.
Aussie PM: carbon tax is ‘socialism’
Australia’s newly elected prime minister pulled no punches when giving his thoughts on the country’s carbon tax, which he says must be abolished as quickly as possible.
“The carbon tax is bad for the economy and it doesn’t do any good for the environment,” Abbott told The Washington Post. “Despite a carbon tax of $37 a ton by 2020, Australia’s domestic emissions were going up, not down. The carbon tax was basically socialism masquerading as environmentalism, and that’s why it’s going to get abolished.”
“If the Labor Party wants to give the people of Australia a Christmas present, they will vote to abolish the carbon tax. It was damaging the economy without helping the environment. It was a stupid tax. A misconceived tax,” Abbott added.