Re: Why Is Taxing the Rich So Hard?
Originally Posted by Porras
Did Sam Walton and Fred Koch make themselves wealthy, and better society in the process?
And what is it with some people's utter disregard of property rights? It's not the government's property. It was Sam Walton's property, and if he wanted to give it to his kids, that was his right. The same goes for Fred Koch.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the limits of the law" because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Isaac H Tiffany (1819)