David4 Wrote:
Jan 26, 2013 10:06 PM
A free thinker, if very generous, would allow that leftist-thought such as seen in O's 2nd inaugural speech is similar to the thinking of New England Puritans, that one should work hard, but no one should enjoy the fruits of one's work unless the neighbors agree that he (she) may. And similar to the Penn Quakers that one has a responsibility to look about one's community and make sure that your neighbors at least have the opportunity, by their work, to get by. Ayn Rand would remark that the skilled would then scale their work to what the community allows (or emigrate), and leftists would agree that that is as it should be. (Everyone loses by it.)