Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quote of the Day - government vs. the rich

Who has more power over you:  the government or the rich guy who lives in the big house in the wealthy part of the city?  I believe you have more tyranny from the government than you'll ever have from an individual who acquired wealth either through hard work or birth, even when that individual is your employer.  The liberal, leftist, progressives, marxists, socialists (they're all pretty much the same) war against the rich is only to distract us from the ever-growing power, wealth, control and tyranny of the government.  Don't be distracted simply because you're envious of what others have. 

"[T]he power which a multiple millionaire, who may be my neighbor and perhaps my employer, has over me is very much less than that which the smallest fonctionaire possesses who wields the coercive power of the state and on whose discretion it depends whether and how I am to be allowed to live or to work? And who will deny that a world in which the wealthy are powerful is still a better world than one in which only the already powerful can acquire wealth?"  ~  Friedrich August von Hayek

1 comment:

Mad Jack said...

...war against the rich is only to distract us from the ever-growing power, wealth, control and tyranny of the government.

Truth. I'm sick to death of commercial media haranguing the wealthy for no good reason, when it's the malfeasance of government officials they should be condemning.

Maybe more to the point is the overlooked fact that the fabulously wealthy family living in Ottawa Hills does not maintain their own private army of soldiers in blue uniforms with the power of arrest and detainment. Or, to put it a little more succinctly, the rich man doesn't own the police department; the government does, and if you speak out against the government you're liable to end up like the Hutaree group.

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