I have a lot of respect for Ralph Nader. I never voted for him for prez, but I considered it. I did vote for Jon Anderson in 1980. I thought his 50c per gallon gas tax was a good idea--conservation of fuel plus revenues to pay down the debt
. What did I know? I was 20 years old!
I was not a Reagan fan the first time around. But, while in college, after listening to the liberal talking points for four years trash Reagan and the conservatives over and over again while those same conservatives lifted the country from the triple maelstrom of high interest rates, high unemployment and high taxes, I realized that the liberals simply had it all
wrong. While they may have had legitimate concerns in the sixties and early seventies, their plan for the future didn't include what the Founders wanted, namely, freedom of opportunity.
No, they wanted guaranteed outcomes....and they still do. They are still smoking whatever it is in their pipes (and it isn't tobacco!).
The moral compass of the left tells them to take from the wealthy and give to the poor. Amazingly, Samhill cannot see that is what they seek. Apparently his hatred for the "greedy" and his Robin Hood mentality doesn't translate into his concept of "theft". He doesn't question where all the money comes from to pay for luxury medical services for the poor. He also doesn't question where the medical technology came from that he wants to distribute to everyone, according to their need. Psst, Samhill, that technology came to us as a result of "greedy" corporations. Just so you know, greed is a better motivator than the raw goodness of mankind. It is that motivator we don't wish to kill.
As for us God-loving conservative men, we do recognize that you left wingers think that compassion is your home turf. The problem with your brand of compassion is that it is never personal. It is always institutionally and ideologically driven. Pity. In God's eye, all compassion is personal.
God made men to suffer and die. Man will never save man. Only God can save man. Yet men are like God and should try to save men. Those who try should make such acts personal gifts. Yet, what man cherishes a gift stolen from another man?