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Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

08 December 2010

Walter Williams on Moral vs. Immoral government

"Do farmers and businessmen have a right to congressional handouts? Does a person have a right to congressional handouts for housing, food and medical care?
First, let's ask: Where does Congress get handout money? One thing for sure, it's not from the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus nor is it congressmen reaching into their own pockets. The only way for Congress to give one American one dollar is to first, through the tax code, take that dollar from some other American. It must forcibly use one American to serve another American. Forcibly using one person to serve another is one way to describe slavery. As such, it violates self-ownership."

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Suggested further reading is Frederic Bastiat's classic The Law
It opened my eyes.  Impeccable logic.  

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