Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another installment from the “Land of the Gimme-Gimmes and the Home of the I-Want-Mores”

“I don’t believe any moral case can be made for the forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another. But that conclusion is not nearly as important as the fact that so many of my fellow Americans give wide support to using people.”

We have long been fans of economist Walter E. Williams and this quote exemplifies why functionally conservative Americans view Dr. Williams as an incredible articulator of historically traditional American values. In fact, the quote which opens our introduction to the concept of Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) via probate venues and/or probate instruments comes from Dr. Williams and is again reiterated in this new column. That many Americans are comfortable with forcibly taking the resources of others is a point that should cause great concern. And we would also submit that in addition to liberals, the “so many” people to whom Dr. Williams refers include many “conservative talkers” whose daily life performance often fails to reflect their rhetoric as personal gain opportunities arise.

In We Have Become a Nation of Thieves, Dr. Williams expounds on the “evils” he associates with socialism and forcing people to serve the purposes of others. He points out how many Americans are comfortable with taking the rightfully-earned property of some and involuntarily redistributing it for the benefit of others. That should sound familiar for regular readers of this site.

All we would add is to once again remind folks that traditionally, the “forcible use” of people’s assets was associated with government taking resources from productive people in order to redistribute them to the non-productive. cautions that similar “forcible use” acts are occurring as the resources of the dead or disabled/incapacitated are targeted for redistribution in a manner contrary to that intended by the asset owner.

If you missed it, be sure to check out our latest column, Estate Looting of the Rich and Famous (and How It Can Happen to You). This piece explains the IRA concept as well as how looting tactics and mechanisms of high profile cases are being used to target estates of more modest values - like maybe yours!

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