“Nobody got rich on their own, so there!”
Like hell, says Voices For Reason’s Don Watkins, who reckons “if intellectual obscenities could be ranked,” then this rant, right here, would be right up there. You sitting down. Then here’s what she said:
You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.
Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.
Got that? Here’s Watkins on Elizabeth Warren’s Social Shakedown:
There is a lot one could say about this quote–notice, for instance, that it totally ignores the benefits made possible by the factory–but I’ll confine myself to this: underlying Warren’s rant is a disastrous view of the proper relationship between the individual and society.
That’s right. Turns out, if you take Warren’s rant seriously (and people do) then "It's no longer, 'It takes a village' but, 'This village xxxxin' OWNS you!'" Got that, you worm!
Nasty, huh. Read on here for more. And watch him here on PJTV:
And, you know, for all its obscenity you don’t just hear Warren’s argument from the left. You hear it from the hippies of the right every time they talk about inventions and patents…”
PS: Oh, here’s Peter Schiff: