Class distinctions were not mentioned in the Declaration of Independence or in the United States Constitution. In fact, the idea of government taking from one to give to the other is contrary to the founders' principles . Our founders specifically stated that Democracy would cease to exist if we were to take from those who would work and give to those who would not. How right they were. Under the type of system proposed by Karl Marx and instituted by the Marxist/Progressives in 1913, we have seen our nation become less and less free where today we are closer to a totalitarian state than the free and independent state established by our founders.
The Marxist/Progressives of today would have us believe if we confiscate from one to give to another, all will benefit. This is a false economic premise. Wealth is not finite as this policy and the Marxist/Progressives would like us to believe. As entrepreneurs in a society invest and create, the whole society becomes wealthier. The United States is a living example. As Carnegie and Rockefeller invested and created they became wealthy beyond imagination. However, because of their endeavors a whole nation’s standard of living was increased beyond imagination. The way to benefit a society economically is for the government to have less regulation and less confiscation and allow the creativity and imagination of people, or the free enterprise system, adhering to the dictates of the marketplace, to grow and create wealth. All people benefit greatly, even those outside our borders.
America was founded based on independence, non-conformity, self-reliance, limited government, and the strong belief that those who do are doing and those who do not know how to do are in academia and government. This belief is no longer a supposition but has been proven to be a fact. A community organizer is taught to tear down others to build him. An American is taught to build others for the good of all, regardless of the class to which society would designate the individual.
It is time we in America no longer refer to classes, such as wealthy, middle class, or poor, but again start to emphasize that all Americans have a right to pursue happiness. The result of that pursuit should be up to them, not government.