Published: Friday, Jan. 24 2014 8:30 p.m. MST
A sub-discussion has emerged, on this thread, about an apple orchard.It is appropriate to refer this matter to John Locke who so influenced our
Founding Fathers that his words might be considered with special fondness and
respect; also as one who sought to base his conclusions on authority of all
known scripture he may command respect from those who seek likewise.In the Second Treatise Of Government, Chapter Five Locke writes "Of
Property".He begins with the premise: God gave the World to Men
in common.... to the use of the industrious" which conforms perfectly with
the scriptures that God gave the world to man to subdue and obtain bread by the
sweat of his brow etc.He concludes that man has no right to enclose
land to his property save that which he can cultivate himself, and of that a
right to all the fruit he can consume, not to let it rot on the tree. The
approved laws of Israel allowed any man to eat the fruit of an orchard that he
could, so long as he carried none away. The poor, by their labor, could glean
the harvest of another.Not so today.
This is an easy fix, just get rid of the lower half that are the poorest. Then
the number of poor people are shifted up to the next level who are not as poor
and the numbers look better. Sort of like unemployment numbers, just stop
counting those who drag down the data and everything starts to look better and
I am sorry that there are so many poor people in the world, however they will
stay there for their entire lives unless they are taught to be self reliant.
Help them yes, but don't make them dependent on help. We all have the
ability to succeed.
Why can't anyone understand that the TRILLION dollars we are printing for
and borrowing from the Fed every year is only ending up in the stock market,
inflating the wealth of the wealthiest? I have no problem with the rich getting
richer by honest means, but the joke is that this is being done by the Democrats
in the name of helping the poor and stimulating the economy. From Q4
2007 thru Q1 2009, the DOW crashed > 14,000 down to < 7,000. What has
the Fed's "quantitative easing" done? Gradually eased the DOW back
up to 14,000 and beyond to its current level of 16,000. This is a crime against
the next generation, and it is being committed by a wicked collaboration between
government and the financial industry.
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