@MattYglesias Exposes Himself
File this under: The Naked Face Of Leftism.
In a stunning display of philosophical flashing, Matt Yglesias has exposed his Left-bending junk for the whole world to see on Twitter:
The concept of “redistribution” falsely implies that the existence of property is prior to the existence of the state. #mythofownership
Tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain who comments:
Government began with the family, and its authority was developed in other such organic institutions which the state did nothing to create, but which the state is obligated to defend. The state should be the servant of its citizens and not the master, and there is no “democratic” right that permits the state to defraud citizens of their property for the benefit of any special interest or political constituency. But as I say, I’m resisting the temptation to teach a class….
He wouldn’t listen anyways, Stacy. Leftists always have muscle trouble in their arms and hoarse voices because they spend most of their waking days with their fingers in their ears shouting: ‘Nah-nah-nah-nah — NOT Listening!’
-Picking up on Stacy’s point about the family: the next stage was neighbors agreeing to respect each others territories, their staked-out parcels of land. When threats against an individual family’s property were made, it was to the mutual benefit of his neighbors that they band together to fight those trying to steal their neighbor’s property.
-Matty should know better because I’m sure at some point he has read The Declaration Of Independence which states:
…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….
It should also be noted that, until the Declaration was written, the term was ‘Life, Liberty, And Property’.
-How about some John Adams:
…The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If "Thou shalt not covet," and "Thou shalt not steal," were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free.
‘Admitted into society’ is the key phrase here. The Right To Property must first be held as sacred, as inviolable, as inalienable, by the people in a social setting before it can be given the protections of a government, which is nothing more than the people acting as sovereigns and delegating powers [without relinquishing them fully] to others charged with carrying out the duties described by the people.
-In the Comments section of Stacy’s post, John Hoge makes a very good point:
If the concept of property requires the existence of a "state," why do hunter-gatherer societies understand the meanings of "mine," "yours," "his," "hers," etc.
-It’s obvious — Right Reason tells us [try it sometime, Matty] — that Yglesiasis is college-‘educated’.
-I hope he’s never taken an oath ‘to preserve, protect, and defend The Constitution Of The United States’ because he lied if he did.
Could This Be One Explanation?
-That Yglesiasis can make such a statement and still be considered worth reading or listening to is another example of The Present Crisis.