While at the LIFE Leadership conference in Columbus, Ohio, we were blessed to hear an inspiring talk by Oliver Demille on his concerns about the loss of our freedoms. One of his suggestions is that everyone read six books, one of which being "Democracy In America, " by Alexis De Tocqueville. As fate would have it, it was the reading of choice for my plane travels to here and back home, (premonition?). I totally understand his recommendation of this work as just through the introduction of the book I've acquired over 100 nuggets of valuable information that made me think at a level I've not considered before! For instance....
Tyranny of the majority under the rule of a democracy was not to be understood in the terms James Madison feared it- lower class exploitation of the propertied classes, in the form of cancellation of debts, artificially low interest rates and the like.
Does this little snippet bring anything to mind in our current society? Our forefathers had the intuition to peer into the future and consider the events of society in the 21st century. Are we not currently being pushed toward exactly what James Madison feared? It's almost as if he wrote the script of the Wall Street protest for them, or designed the financial program now being used in Washington to keep the economy stimulated.
The majority, or 99% as they like to be called, are seeking income redistribution from those who struggled and achieved success. They wish to inflict tyranny by using the government to level the playing field! Our founding fathers had the foresight to write a document that disallowed anyone the right to take property from one and hand it over to another. That's defined as theft, and if your convinced to do it willingly it's defined as charity. neither of which is the role of the federal government.