Thursday, January 22, 2009

100 years ago...

"When men get in the habit of helping themselves to the property of others, they cannot easily be cured of it."
— The New York Times, in a 1909 editorial opposing the very first income tax.

And after a while, it becomes the accepted norm. Very few people even question the government's policy of forcibly taking property from one person and giving it to another.

It was wrong 100 years ago.

What makes it right now?

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