Dennis Miller was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Here’s the entire clip, courtesy of The Right Scoop:
There’s a lot to digest in that clip, but one part in particular sticks out to me. It’s when Dennis asks Jay what he sees in Obama.
Compassion, Leno says. Obama seems more compassionate.
What complete and utter bull.
Obama isn’t compassionate because he wants to take more from those who have and give it to those who don’t. That’s not compassion.
That’s legalized plunder. Bastiat wrote about this nonsense in his must read book, “The Law“:
You say: “There are persons who have no money,” and you turn to the law. But the law is not a breast that fills itself with milk. Nor are the lacteal veins of the law supplied with milk from a source outside the society. Nothing can enter the public treasury for the benefit of one citizen or one class unless other citizens and other classes have been forced to send it in. If every person draws from the treasury the amount that he has put in it, it is true that the law then plunders nobody. But this procedure does nothing for the persons who have no money. It does not promote equality of income. The law can be an instrument of equalization only as it takes from some persons and gives to other persons. When the law does this, it is an instrument of plunder.
With this in mind, examine the protective tariffs, subsidies, guaranteed profits, guaranteed jobs, relief and welfare schemes, public education, progressive taxation, free credit, and public works. You will find that they are always based on legal plunder, organized injustice.
Compassion isn’t using force to take the property of one in order to give it to someone you believe deserves it more.
If it is, then prisons are full of people who were being “compassionate.” The legal system calls it “robbery.”
Compassion is using your own property for acts of charity. Compassion is sacrificing your own well being to improve the well being of others.
There’s nothing about Obama that promotes that concept. His platform is based on demonizing the rich, making them evil, therefore justifying the plundering.
That’s not compassion. It’s plunder.