quotes tagged with 'robbery'

We had to pay our own schoolteachers, raise our own bread and earn our own clothing, or go without; there was no other choice. We did it then, and we are able to do the same to-day. I want to enlist the sympathies of the ladies among the Latter-day Saints, to see what we can do for ourselves with regard to schooling our children. Do not say you cannot school them, for you can... I understand that the other night there was a school meeting in one of the wards of this city, and a part there--a poor miserable apostate--said, "We want a free school, and we want to have the name of establishing the first free school in Utah." To call a person a poor miserable apostate may seem like a harsh word; but what shall we call a man who talks about free schools and who would have all the people taxed to support them, and yet would take his rifle and threaten to shoot the man who had the collection of the ordinary light taxes levied in this Territory--taxes which are lighter than any levied in any other portion of the country?
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 16:19-20Saved by cboyack in socialism education homeschool taxes school charity force poverty robbery 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I am opposed to free education as much as I am opposed to taking property from one man and giving it to another who knows not how to take care of it... I do not believe in allowing my charities to go through the hands of robbers who pocket nine-tenths themselves and give one tenth to the poor... Would I encourage free schools by taxation? No!
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses Vol. 18, p. 357Saved by cboyack in socialism education taxes school charity force poverty robbery 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We're going to take all the money we think is unnecessarily being spent and take it from the "haves" and give it to the "have nots".
Author: Lyndon B. Johnson, Source: 1964 Congressional Record, p. 6142, Remarks of the President to a Group of Leaders of Organizations of Senior Citizens in the Fish Room, March 24, 1964Saved by cboyack in government socialism money plunder robbery 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You say: "There are persons who have no money," and you turn to the law. But the law is not a breast that fills itself with milk. Nor are the lacteal veins of the law supplied with milk from a source outside the society. Nothing can enter the public treasury for the benefit of one citizen or one class unless other citizens and other classes have been forced to send it in. If every person draws from the treasury the amount that he has put in it, it is true that the law then plunders nobody. But this procedure does nothing for the persons who have no money. It does not promote equality of income. The law can be an instrument of equalization only as it takes from some persons and gives to other persons. When the law does this, it is an instrument of plunder.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 31Saved by cboyack in government socialism society wealth equality taxes poverty plunder robbery treasury 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 21Saved by cboyack in liberty government freedom socialism law crime property plunder robbery 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 18Saved by cboyack in control liberty government socialism power law purpose intent violation plunder robbery 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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