The collectivist to this day still argues the failed cry that those who have, only have because of the benefits of the state and therefore there are no private assets. Since there are no private assets, the state has the right to determine what each individual can retain from their efforts. The collectivist would therefore have us believe that 100% of income is to go to the state, Marx and Franklin Roosevelt both proposed this idea, and the state would decide what would be given back to each person based on perceived need.
This concept has always ended in failure. The people of Jamestown learned that when property and income is privately owned and the individual determines how it is best for him to use that property, the economy grows and all in the community benefit. The state would provided only necessary functions and levy fees that were based on actual cost.
Private individuals have different ideas on how they wish to share. Over the years we have seen people donate funds to different types of projects and charities. But these people were spending their own money, not other people’s money, unlike the collectivists (Communists, Marxists, Socialists, Progressives, Democrats) would have us do. The collectivist says to the individualist, if you argue with me about me taking your money to give to others so I look like I care, then you, the individualist do not care about others and you are greedy and selfish. Yet, these same collectivists do not voluntarily donate to the government to increase the amount to be redistributed.
We should have tax cuts and tax reform. We should eliminate all taxes. The purpose of the government is to provide protection for its citizens from international enemies and domestic predators. Everyone should be assessed a fee to provide for these services. For all the other programs the collectivist wants to provide with other people’s money, the collectivist should hold share-a-thons. Those who want to provide abortions using Planned Parenthood could donate to that fund. Those who want to provide welfare to the permanent welfare queen, could donate to that fund. Those who want to pay for sex changes, could provide to that fund. Those who want to provide for “artists” to denigrate Christ, could donate to that fund. Those who want to donate to all those funds the collectivist deems to be necessary in their endeavor to transform the United States into a collectivist society, could donate to those funds.
The individualist could choose to not support those destructive programs. The individualist could donate to charity where those who are in need could receive but would be required to work to become productive citizens. Once they have become productive citizens, they would then be expected to contribute to charities that would assist others that were in need but willing to work. This my Freedom Loving friends is the difference between collectivists and individualists. It was because the people of Jamestown learned that collectivism fails and individualism produces prosperity for all who will work, that the United States became that shining city on the hill.
The lights have dimmed in that city and the hill is shrinking. The collectivist, believing it is the purpose of the state to control the lives and thoughts of the individual, will completely darken the city as it shrinks into the valley of collectivist failure.