Thursday, February 8, 2007

"We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good"

This short YouTube clip has been making the rounds, but just in case you didn't get a chance to see Hillary Clinton promising to seize profits from oil companies, check it out here:

Drizzten of Magnifisyncopathological reminds us that it's the nature of government to seize private property:

It is not an exaggeration at all to say every single American politician in office is in favor of "confiscating private property" and justifying it at least partially under terms such as "the common good." Taxing people to pay for the military, environmental concerns, welfare, industry regulation, and everything else the state does occurs daily and is endorsed by even the most ardent limited-government Republicans and Libertarians running for office.
He also recalls a quote from Hillary back in 2004:
"We're not coming to you, many of whom are well enough off that actually the tax cuts may have helped you, and say 'we're going to give you more.' We're saying, 'you know what, for America to get back on track and be fiscally responsible, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
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