A turn of phrase

Frequently people say that socialism is wrong because it involves the forceful taking of wealth from the wealthy. They give clever quotations like Margret Thatcher who said “the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

Well I have my own phrase I thought of that I am using to try to turn their assumptions about socialism and “class warfare” and force on their head:

I’m not a socialist because I want to take money from the rich, I’m a socialist because I want them to stop taking money from me.

About American Socialist

History major turned engineer
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to A turn of phrase

  1. truelibertarian says:

    I don’t think it’s the government’s role to redistribute wealth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s