Dr. Walter E. Williams is firmly established as my favorite modern philosopher. Dr. Williams was taught that the true test of one’s knowledge of a subject is demonstrated ability to explain it to someone who knows nothing about it. In this he excels. In this he is truly the master.
I try to read everything he writes, I hang on every word he speaks.
If you haven’t enjoyed reading or hearing Dr. Williams, this may be the best opportunity for you to become acquainted with the man I have revered for many years for his honesty, morality, and intellect. Here are some teaser quotes to get you started:
“Corporations do not pay taxes. Only people pay taxes. If a tax is levied on a corporation, the corporation will do one of three things: Raise the price of the product, lower the dividends to stockholders, or lay off workers. A corporation is just a tax collector. It collects taxes and gives them to the government.”
How simple. How true.
“The government does not get the money it spends from the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus. It has to get it from you.”
But what about “Obama Stash?”
“I’m trying to convince my fellow Americans on the moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredient: limited government as our Founders envisioned.”
WHY should he have to convince us? WHY don’t we already know this?
“What is the moral case for taking the property of one person and giving it to another?”
…still waiting for a good answer…Hello? Still waiting…
“Casual examination of the federal budget demonstrates that forcibly using one person to serve the purposes of another is now the primary function of the federal government in the forms of programs such as Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, farm and business subsidies, foreign aid, and the like. Americans, through the tax code, are forcibly used to serve the purposes of another, the recipient of government largess.”
Hmm. Thought slavery was dead in America. Thought we settled that in the LAST civil war.
“Our founders feared government. Thomas Jefferson said, ‘I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people. To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power not longer susceptible of any definition.’ “
Why aren’t our kids being taught what our founders said?
“Americans do not want their elected officials to uphold and defend the Constitution. Doing so would mean that one American could not live at the expense of another in the form of spending programs such as government Social Security, Medicare, aid to higher education, farm subsidies, food stamps, and other programs that make up close to two-thirds of a $3 trillion-plus federal budget for which there is absolutely no authority in the U.S. Constitution. What taxing and spending authority the Constitution grants Congress is mostly spelled out in Article I, Section 8 of the document.”
An unfortunate truth.
Do yourself and your kids a favor; purchase the collection and use it to help wash away the stinking fog of propaganda and outright lies spewed out 24/7 by your fearless leaders. At the very least, browse the PDFs offered on the same page.
Dr. Williams’ current columns can be read HERE on Townhall.com.
Both sites are also linked in the blogroll in the lower quadrant of the right margin of this page.