The only thing that is "second grade" is your level of logic. Dr. Sowell didn't mention (intentionally) the red herrings you list. He was referring govt. taking more property, which was earned by one and buying votes by giving that property (money) in the form of welfare programs designed to keep those recipients as dependents. I know it's a tough concept for you guys to grasp. Read it through a couple of times. We can't draw pictures for you on this site.