- The protests were about prohibitively high tax rates, yes. But they were also about exponentially increasing debt; the punishment of hard work and success through confiscatory government policy; the replacement of age-old American equality of opportunity by government-mandated equality of outcome; and — perhaps most importantly — the current attempts by liberal politicians to inject government into the daily life decisions of ordinary American citizens.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
What the Tea Parties Represent
Since the mainstream media in North America has sought to either (a) ignore or (b) mis-represent the wave of Tea Parties that took place this past week, I thought it would be useful for those both inside and outside of North America to get a little heads up on the transformation of politics that has started and will gain increasing momentum as stasist edicts continue to vex people's common sense:
Stasis is all about equality of outcome: doesn't matter what you do or who you are, everyone gets the same result. Which history shows is varying degrees of poverty.
Dynamism is all about equity of opportunity: each person deserves the opportunity to maximize their abilities and efforts and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Some will, some won't: society as a whole prospers, wealth accumulates differentially, but wealth does accumulate.
Posted by L Graham Smith at 10:44 PM