A True Picture

LEGALIZED EQUALIZATION

In the eyes of the Creator, we are all equal; but not in what we make of ourselves and what we accomplish in life. I was introduced to equalization when the state took over our property and turned it into one huge collective farm. Our parents had purchased the property with cash and father had a profitable blacksmith shop. Under the new system, our property became a loss to the state. The cash that was confiscated did not last long. The few nobles and rich people were also deprived of their holdings and lives. The income from these properties diminished and the state became bankrupt and lived on borrowed money and handouts from beneficial nations. After World War II, the system sustained itself by depleting the resources of countries the system had occupied. My eyes have seen the makeup of the Russian army in October 1939 and the one in June 1945, dressed like Americans and equipped with American weapons. I have seen cities in shambles, after the Kremlin perpetrators went home to their bankrupt country. That is one picture I have of what equalization via the sword means.

Equalization, as conservatives perceive it, is not what our rich progressive socialists have in mind. It is not a distribution of wealth but the sharing of income from wages. The workers shall carry the burden of paying for those that are unemployed and unable. It is the same age-old idea concocted by the wealthy politicians and their supporters of robbing Peter to pay Paul. By the time, their designed program shall be in place, thy will have moved their scheme of gaining riches elsewhere. At the present, the Orient or Fareast welcomes such investors. These investors are being misled by the favorable economic climate that greets them now. What the rich are not willing to share with this country while it is in desperate need, it will be taken from them by force as soon as this country no longer can protect them. Wealthy socialists have deliberately indebted this nation to autocratic and theocratic systems that delight in the fall of this nation. They are under the illusion that humans have advanced beyond the communism of half a century ago in China and Russia. Hunger never changes. Nearly three thousand years ago, a very rich and wise man wrote, “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you” (Prov.25: 21-22). Solomon’s son did not follow his father’s advice and lost Ten out of Twelve Tribes (I Ki.12). We are facing a similar situation.

Forcing one group or person to pay for another is an outright violation of the Tenth-Commandment (Ex.20: 17). Accounts can only be settled by “pay off” or “be forgiven” (Mt.18: 23-35). And it has to be resolved between the lender and the borrower (Mt.5: 25-26). It is absolutely wrong to take taxes from small people and reimburse losers for their bad management and risky investments. It is equally wrong for government employees and union workers to earn far more than their tax-paying consumers. How can any system survive when it takes five union workers half a day to fill a pothole? How dare welfare people demand higher financial support than a minimum wage earner? What we are facing is not equalization of wealth but a distribution of wages. It is legal confiscation and taxation without representation. It is true that when we are in need, we have the right to ask, seek and knock (Mt.7: 7-8), but not to take what is not rightfully ours (Ro.13: 8-10). We do not have the right to legislate what an employer has to pay us (Mt.20: 13-15). The ancients had a saying: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain” (Deut.25: 4). For us it means, “Do not bite the hand that feeds us.” Government wants to be that hand, but who will supply the bread? Under the Soviets, the system ran out of meals and my father in-law paid with his life so a communist could live. Is that what we want?