The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Obama continues to deny his Socialist agenda.

His latest attempt is to deflect the accusation through misleading analogy and humor. The problem is his analogy is grossly misleading: sharing your toys or your peanut butter and jelly sandwich is charitable and praiseworthy.

The problem is that he wants to take my money and your money and "spread it around". The correct analogy to what he wants to do is he wants to go take your peanut butter and jelly sandwich and give it to whomever he feels better deserves it.

Never mind that you worked hard for your sandwich; never mind that you were looking at the poor kind across the lunchroom yourself to share your own sandwich through charity. And never mind that in the process of giving your sandwich to someone else Obama (representing big government) will take a couple of bites out himself. This is the true analogy and this could be construed as Socialism, Marxism, or Communism depending on how your look at it. I personally use the least severe term "Socialism" because I believe the other two terms present a level of coercion Obama has yet to put forth.

The final point to all this is that Obama is a deciever: he is trying to deceive Americans into believing his agenda is charitable, not his true socialist colors.

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