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A Victory for Creatures of the State

Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:20 AM
If 95% of the people vote to sacrifice some of their earnings to help the poorest 5%, you can at least make the case that this is a noble act. When 51% vote to take from 5% of the people in order to subsidize a lifestyle they believe they are "owed" or to demonstrate how "compassionate" they are (with rich peoples' money), that is something entirely different.

The Progressives won on Tuesday.

I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too.

I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state.

The words "government" and "state" are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the founders' vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole.

This European version of the state can be nice. One...