Envy, Covetousness, and Political Stealing

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Suppose I accost you in a dark alley and force you to hand over $100. I need the money because I’m hungry. Or I need it to pay for my mother’s medicine. Regardless of my reasoning, the fact is that I am stealing your money. I think most everyone can recognize that I am thief. I would be arrested, prosecuted, and punished for stealing, which is a crime. Suppose I go the City Council and get a law enacted that taxes everyone $100. The city then uses all that tax revenue to give $100 to me and lots of other similarly situated people. Leftists [sic] would say that this shows how good, caring, and compassionate the City Council is. They would say the same thing about the citizenry within the city. But that claim is false.” (07/13/21)