“The utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of wealth], and a community of goods are as visionary and impracticable as those that vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional.”

-Samuel Adams



    December 13, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Remove OBAMA!!!!

  2. Cmdr
    September 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Joe you have to read more than just one side of the story to get the whole picture.
    The main stream media only gies the far left side, but maybe you like it there. Thats one reason this country is at this time so screwed up.

  3. bearcreekbat
    September 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Mr. Ellis,

    While I understand there might be room for disagreement about the desirability or effect of various economic policies, including Marxism, I do not understand why you would encourage someone with different views to leave the country rather than attempt to discuss the merits of his or her views. Can you explain?

    Without attempting to defend Marxism, I do wonder whether you are aware that in many respects it is an attempt to understand the forces of capital and labor and to predict the outcome of the tensions that develop between captial and labor based upon both empirical data and logical reasoning. If you decide to discuss the ideas expressed in this economic philosophy you might find then somewhat fascinating if not altogether to your taste.

    For example, in some respects, the Marxist economic philosophy is quite consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ despite Karl Marx’s professed athiesm. The concept of a society that only asks of others what they can give, and offers to provide for those who have needs seems consistent with the Bible lessons in Matt 14:13-21, John 6:1-14. When you consider such parallels do you think it possible that there can be any good found in Marxist teachings?

  4. September 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Joe, you’re a student of Mr. Marx, I see–and you’ve learned well.

    It probably isn’t important to you that the top 50% of earners are paying over 96% of the country’s tax burden, or that the top 1 percent of income earners carry 39.38% of the nation’s tax burden; what matters is sticking it to the rich. Yes, those evil rich people who start businesses, hire people, and buy the goods produced and marketed by the rest.

    You seriously need to move to Cuba, North Korea or some other Marxist enclave that hasn’t yet collapsed. You could live out your dream there.

  5. Joe Jance
    September 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I completely agree. The middle class of America pays around 30% tax to the government, while the top 1% wealthiest Americans pay around 17% due to numerous tax loopholes. This inequality should be changed. Only those that hate the middle class and want to overtax them would be against closing those tax loopholes for the uber-rich.

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