By J. D. Heyes
As the 2020 Democratic presidential field expands, each candidate is attempting to out-liberal the others by pledging to hand out more freebies to more people, paid for by the U.S. Treasury.
Some of the ideas floated so far: â€œMedicare-for-all,â€ free college, free housing allowances, and a dramatically higher mandated wage businesses must pay employees.
One Democratic candidate, Sen. Elizabeth â€œFauxcohontasâ€ Warren, wants toÂ play Robin Hood. Under the guise of a â€œtaxâ€ hike, she has proposed what many see as an unconstitutional â€œasset forfeitureâ€ scheme that would allow the federal government to â€œseizeâ€ assets owned by â€œthe wealthyâ€ so she can redistribute it to other Americans in the hopes that sheâ€™ll hook them on government largess â€” and Democrat â€˜generosityâ€™ â€” for generations to come.Â
But thereâ€™s something even more sinister behind Warrenâ€™s bid to portray the fictional English folk hero. According to the American Left, which is fundamentally no different from the Nazi Left, or the Stalinist Left, or the Venezuelan Left, is that they believe itâ€™s a sin to be smart enough or lucky enough or industrious enough to accumulate wealth. To the Warren Left, being rich is an unfair construct simply because not everyone can be.
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Yet, stealing someoneâ€™s personal property because you despise the fact that they have it is not enshrined in American law, nor is it a constitutional construct. Itâ€™s just plain theft, and, asÂ National Reviewâ€™s Kevin Williamson notes, thatâ€™s the crux of Warrenâ€™s plan: She wants to federalize the hated state-level concept of â€œasset forfeitureâ€ without the pretense of anyone having committed a crime.
Every other authoritarian Leftist in modern history ensures their own creature comfortÂ by stealing it from the people. If she gets her way, a President Warren would enrich all-powerful government in exactly the same way: Legalized theft.
Then, aside from elites like her, most Americans will finally be equal. Equally poor and equally miserable, that is.
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