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A Political Glossary: Part III

MadisonLives Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 7:06 AM
Various political-left regimes HAVE tried to kill all the "greedy" people -- (e.g. every communist dictator) -- their societies still didnt work. No liberty-centric regime has ever tried to kill all the "generous" people. We just want to be left alone. The problem, again, is the right to vote. Voting gives "generosity" the power to take and give. Libertarians like to say "hey that's not ethical" or "we have a republic not a democracy" -- but those are such WIMPY arguments!!! The benevolent dictator of any democracy is the tyranny of the bell curve. What libertarians miss is that the tyranny of the bell curve is can be used to fight the tyranny of social-justice if only social-justice is allowed WITHIN LIMITS. Cap and prioritize.

Editor's Note: This is Part III in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here.

If there were a Hall of Fame for political rhetoric, the phrase "social justice" would deserve a prominent place there. It has the prime virtue of political catchwords: It means many different things to many different people.

In other words, if you are a politician, you can get lots of people, with different concrete ideas, to agree with you when you come out boldly for the vague generality of "social justice."

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good...