Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Redistribution of Wealth and Social Justice

Everyone who believes that redistribution of wealth equals social justice, needs to understand the following.

"There might be some truth in that the State is God’s means to answering injustice but it is by no means clear who the unjust ones are. People are not right because they are poor; neither are they right because they are rich; people are right when their cause is just. Some people are rich because they abused the poor, which is another way of saying they stole their money. Some people are rich because they suffered and postponed trivial and fleshly indulgence for the betterment of their families and community, and when the leftists steal their money they are certainly the oppressor. The rich are not as easy to oppress as the poor but they are the more attractive target." - Christopher Neiswonger

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