This week, Warren made a statement that is terrifying and, well, just wrong. First, watch the clip.
That’s right. According to Warren, there are no “self made men.” No one has actually earned his fortune on his own because the government made it all possible. In other words, successful entrepreneurs are not justified in claiming credit for their own work, because other people pay taxes. Or something.
This gets to the very core of the leftist belief that people are not capable of succeeding on their own, and therefore must rely on the government, or society at large, for their success. No man is truly responsible for his own success and is therefore not responsible for his own failure.
With few exceptions, business owners and employees pay their share of taxes. They live in this country and contribute to the economy, and there is a resulting expectation that the government will do its job as well. This country was founded upon the idea that people can acheive through hard work and dedication. If an entrepreneur starts a successful business, he should be free to reap the rewards of his investment and work. The role of our government – a government designed to be for the people, by the people – should be to stay out of the way and empower its citizens to innovate and succeed.
The government doesn’t get to reap the rewards of its citizens’ work because it is doing what citizens pay them to do. The government exists to protect its people and to serve them. It is not the other way around.
The idea that one man’s achievement belongs to everyone should be deeply troubling to Americans. The reason bailouts were so troubling is that most Americans believe that success and failure belong to the individual, the business involved – not the collective. If the community owns the success of every millionaire, it also owns every failure. That is the very antithesis of free-market, and American, principle.
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