Wow, did I really read this?

Somebody made this comment to Jonathan Gurwitz’s column in the San Antonio Express-News:

Do not look for a solution from the Holy Bible or the “Founding Fathers” – all the USA needs is an overdue redistribution – simply nationalize all individual wealth over $ 20 million – and use it to pay the debt and current bills. There is no sane reason why some should own billions or hundreds of millions. On the global scene the USA simply has to switch from protecting the wealthy and instead support the “average person”. Luckily the USA will not and cannot do it and that is why the USA sinks hanging on to wisdom from the Holy Bible and what some rich slave-owners pretended to obscure with elegant phrases.

Did this guy say what I think he said? Is he really proposing that government, in effect, go out and confiscate American citizens’ money just because he thinks they have too much? One wonders what he thinks their reactions would be. Does he really think they’d just sit there and take it and, after it was taken, go out and make more just to have IT taken from them too? I think it’s safe to say people who think like that are one of the main reasons the Founding Fathers put RKBA protections in the Constitution.


One Response to “Wow, did I really read this?”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    B Woodman (
    This knuckle-dragging semi-homonid mouth-breather needs to read something else — such as “Atlas Shrugged”. Maybe when (if?) he finishes reading it, he may change his tune.

    In the meantime, someone might point out to him The Law of Unintended Consequences, and an example thereof; New Your City, under Hizzonor Bloominidiot, passed a tax law attempting to do exactly as the writer suggested, soak the rich. And Mr Rush Limbaugh IMMEDIATELY up and moved to another state (Florida?), thereby losing NYC of even the modest amount they had been previously receiving from Mr Limbaugh.

    It is to laugh. . . .
    January 29, 2010, 11:00:59 AM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Lergnom (
    Maryland tried a millionaires tax, too. The millionaires either moved out or restructured their holdings.
    January 29, 2010, 11:04:09 AM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    drjim (
    Wow…the commies are everywhere these days!
    January 29, 2010, 1:13:46 PM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Mike W. (
    If there were a way to make virtually ALL producers go running from your country that’d be it.

    What are you left with then? No wealthy millionaires left to confiscate and redistribute from, and a bunch of folks suckling at the government teet. They’ll need to be fed, so the gov. will confiscate from the “wealthy” who are left. As the cycle continues the level of what’s considered “wealthy” drops until you’ve confiscated the personal property of every citizen who has anything of value left. Of course that’s a feature not a bug, and was in fact the goal from the very beginning.

    Aint’ communism great?
    January 29, 2010, 2:51:46 PM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (
    In the meantime, someone might point out to him The Law of Unintended Consequences, and an example thereof

    Yep. I remember blogging about that recently. As the old song says, Some Fools Never Learn.
    February 1, 2010, 1:22:59 PM CST

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