The reason libertarian
s, and Republican
s have a problem with redistribution of wealth
is that it ignores the fact
that every person is an individual
, and looks at people as a group
rather than as seprate entities
responsible for themselves, since they earned their cash for themselves, and not for the class
to which they are
by such systems.
were fond of saying that the cult of the individual
must be destroyed.
"Comrades! We must abolish the cult
of the individual decisively, once and for all."
, February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party
And some quotes that I honestly just cannot resist from people who may very well be communists...
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans
(President Bill Clinton
, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A)
And of course what good would this be if I didn't quote Hitler
"The main plank in the National Socialist
program is to abolish the liberalistic
of the individual
and the Marxist
concept of humanity and to substitute for
them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood."
, quoted in Hitler, A Study in Tyranny
, by Alan Bullock (Harper Collins
So, do you think you deserve
your own money? Or do you think you should be required to give
your money to others so that everyone has the same amount of money, as if you were working for
, and not yourself
once wrote "The smallest minority
is the individual
. Those who deny individual
cannot claim to be defenders