Just a quick comparison. I think where the revolting (heh) kids at Mizzou and other colleges are getting confused is that they are saying the same things — at least the same words — as Charles Koch in this fantastic op-ed:
For most of this nation’s history, our country has been characterized by opportunity, upward mobility and personal freedom. But today, America is hurtling headlong in the opposite direction, away from a free society and towards a two-tiered society.
Consequently, our country is increasingly divided between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” As the gulf between these two gets larger, we are creating a permanent underclass while doling out welfare for the wealthy.
Stopping and reversing this disastrous trend is one of the greatest challenges of our time, but we can overcome it if we agree to fight for the principles of a free society.
As proof, just listen to this child, a spokesperson for the Million Student March. Well, listen if you can, because it’s painful. Don’t say I didn’t warn you:
But Miss Keely and her friends would do well to actually read Koch’s op-ed carefully, particulary passages like this one:
In short, allowing government to pick the economy’s winners and losers is harming the many while helping the few. No wonder a 2012 Rasmussen poll found that 68 percent of Americans “believe government and big business work together against the rest of us.”
The tax code is one way that government picks those winners and losers. Levying higher taxes on those one-percenters isn’t always with the “noble” goal of helping the less advantaged. Sometimes it’s simply to take people’s money and fill the government coffers so they can have those big paychecks that seem to bother you so much Miss Keely.
The problem with that, of course, is that money is finite, and Cavuto tries to point out. I’m not sure it even made a dent. And of course, many of those politicians I’m sure Miss Keely and friends think are fighting the good fight with them are really just in bed with those evil one-percenters (ahem, Hillary).
Anyway, do yourself a favor Miss Keely: read more about Charles Koch’s ideas about how to address the growing divide between the haves and have nots. The rest of us will be reading this and praying for our futures.