The slavishly-statist, lying, Pravda-esque “mainstream media” are going nuts over Senator Rand Paul’s recent comment that if you pay 50% of your income in taxes, then you are 50% a slave. Another racist comment from a privileged white oppressor, they bark.
But consider the question posed by the great Walter Williams at a speech he gave (at my invitati0n) at Loyola University Maryland several years ago (paraphrasing): “What would you call forcing one person to work for the benefit of another person (or persons)?” After a few seconds of head scratching, the hundred or so students in the room seemed to agree that “slavery” was the best answer. Walter then made the point that this of course is exactly and precisely what the welfare state is all about.
7:10 pm on July 6, 2015 Email Thomas DiLorenzo