By J. D. Heyes
As the 2020 Democratic presidential field expands, each candidate is attempting to out-liberal the others by pledging to hand out more freebies to more people, paid for by the U.S. Treasury.
Some of the ideas floated so far: “Medicare-for-all,” free college, free housing allowances, and a dramatically higher mandated wage businesses must pay employees.
One Democratic candidate, Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcohontas” Warren, wants to play Robin Hood. Under the guise of a “tax” hike, she has proposed what many see as an unconstitutional “asset forfeiture” scheme that would allow the federal government to “seize” assets owned by “the wealthy” so she can redistribute it to other Americans in the hopes that she’ll hook them on government largess — and Democrat ‘generosity’ — for generations to come.
But there’s something even more sinister behind Warren’s bid to portray the fictional English folk hero. According to the American Left, which is fundamentally no different from the Nazi Left, or the Stalinist Left, or the Venezuelan Left, is that they believe it’s a sin to be smart enough or lucky enough or industrious enough to accumulate wealth. To the Warren Left, being rich is an unfair construct simply because not everyone can be.
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Yet, stealing someone’s personal property because you despise the fact that they have it is not enshrined in American law, nor is it a constitutional construct. It’s just plain theft, and, as National Review’s Kevin Williamson notes, that’s the crux of Warren’s plan: She wants to federalize the hated state-level concept of “asset forfeiture” without the pretense of anyone having committed a crime.
Every other authoritarian Leftist in modern history ensures their own creature comfort by stealing it from the people. If she gets her way, a President Warren would enrich all-powerful government in exactly the same way: Legalized theft.
Then, aside from elites like her, most Americans will finally be equal. Equally poor and equally miserable, that is.
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