Mr. Obama is now applying basically that same strategy to buy off an even broader, demographic group. Say, “Hello.” to the 160 million Americans paying less into Social Security, and say, “Goodbye!” to the pensioners taking money out. The president and his party hope gullible seniors will believe just one more retirement, tall tale. Taxes on rich people will replenish their “trust fund’s” latest, stunning losses. The bet is golden-agers will continue their decade’s old habit of voting for Democrats, no matter the most recent, damning facts.
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Through Occupy Wall Street, liberal elites reveal who they are deep down inside and how they would behave if they themselves were free to cast aside all societal restraint. Their unwavering support and cheerleading for the Occupiers prove that they are comfortable with some level of both anarchy and tyranny if either will bring about their impossible utopian vision for the United States of America. Many seem to be longing for a “Kent State” or “Tiananmen Square” moment to win public sympathy and spark the revolution.
…the Libertarian urges us to stop using the Government to control other people’s social liberties — that is tyranny of the majority (see Aristotle and Plato’s warnings!). We can engage in a war of persuasion. But freedom and democracy demand that we limit the government to controlling people from harming others — and not for controlling society — let people organize society freely according to economic interest and charity.