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Eat the Rich

When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton was reported to have said, “That’s where the money is.” That’s the same answer you get when you ask a Progressive why they want to steal from the rich. They call it taxes, not robbery and they use the phrase, ability to pay, in place of, that’s where the money is, but it’s the same thing. Sutton, however was more honest than the Progressives. He admitted that he was robbing the banks, where Progressives call their crime, “social justice,” as if stealing from a person can ever be considered justice.

Many of you may know that Sutton claimed never to have said that and the real reason he robbed banks was because he enjoyed it. As poor an excuse as that is for taking money by threat of violence, the Progressives’ real motive is even worse. Progressives take money by the force of government simply because of envy. They can’t stand the idea of someone having something they don’t and are willing to use government power to take it from them.

Progressives see that confiscation of wealth has the additional benefit of funding a government big enough to force anyone to do anything these Progressives want them to do. They never imagine that this huge, tyrannical government would ever end up in the hands of someone they disagree with. What a huge mis-calculation. Big government always betrays those who enabled it.

Sutton may have been a violent criminal, but he was more moral and smarter than your average Progressive. He understood that what he was doing was wrong and he didn’t hand his power to someone who could use it against him. Modern Democrats need to wake up to the fact that “tax the rich” really means eliminate individual freedom.

PAUL RINKER

Montoursville

Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

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