But diners long ago wandered off to the All You Can Eat buffet. Not because they were really hungry, but to eat more than their entry fee would allow… while depriving others of the same. And that’s the point, isn’t it? Otherwise, the price per plate would get jacked.
Dietary socialism (cooked down) isn’t about satisfying the hungry, but the redistribution of meals “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need”. In the name of justice.
Even flattening the tax code into a single rate, the rich (suckers) would still pay more for benefits they will never ever use, than those sopping-up those benefits… for which they could never hope to pay.
“Diversity Is Our Strength” is a lovely bumper sticker, to some – just so long as it ain’t diversity of income.
Equality used to mean equal treatment by the law, not because of the law, including an ‘even-steven’ tax code. If that is still an ideal, we are a long way from home. Article I, Section IX’s “one tax fits all” was overthrown by Marx and Engels’ 16th Amendment.
If diners had to pay out of pocket for everything they ordered, they’d never drool over someone else’s plate.
But the piggish and the selfish want it all, someone to pay for it all, and the law to tilt the table their way. The purpose then of the law is to take what they could not take without the law, and provide what nature (and nature’s God) failed to provide. And declare them morally justified in the process.
“If righteousness comes by the Law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:21
The ground is level at the foot of the cross.
Have It Your Way!
What kind of God would you like? We have God is Love,
Our Mother Who Art in Heaven, or Somewhere Out There.
Because though it’s about bacon, it’s not just about bacon. It’s about soda straws, and Big Gulps ™, and pancakes topped with whipped cream.