Excellent!!! FINALLY – someone has gotten it right.
Prime example – the current debate about raising taxes on the rich. An argument founded on the principles of justice would go like this: What gives the mob the right to vote themselves more and more ‘free’ stuff & then forcibly take money from the wealthy to pay for it? If people owe more solely because they have more, where does it end? Is the mob entitled to 100% of the wealthys’ money if they want it?
Romney & others NEVER made that argument. Instead, Republicans argue that raising taxes on the wealthy will cost jobs. That may be true (and depending on the economy at any given time, it may NOT be true), but it completely misses the point.