Look At It This Way (#LAITW)

Thou Shalt Not Steal

by on Jul.01, 2015, under Ethics / Morality

There are morals and ethics of a higher nature. Whether you think they’re “by God” or “of nature” may matter a little, but the point remains. There are ethics and truisms that are above reproach. I know, there are moral relativists out there. And those who believe there are no rules. Screw ’em.

Thou shalt not steal. Notice that there are no qualifiers. Not even “but I was starving” counts.

That doesn’t stop the government. Roughly 1/3 of government spending is on welfare (social and corporate) and other “redistribution of wealth” programs. This is stealing from Peter to pay Paul. It’s immoral. All that crap should be cut from government at all levels. Supporting those who need support is much better done charitably and locally.

But, you say, if we don’t extract the money from some people, they won’t be charitable. And you know what, that’s their right not to be charitable. Live with it.

Here’s the biggy. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE DEBT (which is what, about $17 trillion these days) is stealing from the future. It’s stealing from my kids, and grandkids, and kids that aren’t even born yet.

It’s immoral. I think it’s criminal.

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