Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fairness by Force

In violent times
You shouldn't have to sell your soul
In black and white
They really, really ought to know
--Tears for Fears

In another round of 'what if,' the Judge asks, "What if the government persuaded a majority to think that somehow its theft of your property was in pursuit of 'fairness.'"?

Those who value freedom increasingly recognize that when politically motivated people discuss the notion of 'fairness,' then it is time to guard one's wallet.

It takes no genius to reason that a government which forcefully takes from some and gives to others in the name of 'fairness' is the epitome of discretionary rule. Who defines fairness? The king? The majority?

Unless all agree on what 'fairness' means and how it should be enacted, in which case of course government force would not be necessary, then some person(s) will be the subject of aggression.

Fairness by authoritarian rule. Fairness by force.

1 comment:

dgeorge12358 said...

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
~Karl Marx