By John Sykes
Once again one of Obama’s minions slips up and make’s the origins of their collectivist dreams quite obvious.
The Left’s New Lame Excuse for Soaking the Rich, citing almost-Czar Elizabeth Warren, now running against a naïve Scot Brown, said:
Warren’s theme is that the rich should pay more taxes as part of “the underlying social contract.” This is taken as a slam-dunk rejoinder to the charge that Pres. Barack Obama’s proposed new tax increases are “class warfare.” A Democrat and former honcho of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Warren is the Left’s great populist hope now that John Edwards has retired from the field.
“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare,’” she says of Democratic tax policy. “No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.”
Even Wikipedia recognizes the collectivist progressive nature of the origin on the term “Social Contract”:
The Social Contract [ by Jean-Jacques Rousseau] was a progressive work that helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate; as Rousseau asserts, only the people, in the form of the sovereign, have that all powerful right.
Rousseau, who often sounds like he is for the individual, shows his true colors with this quote:
The heart of the idea of the social contract may be stated simply: Each of us places his person and authority under the supreme direction of the general will, and the group receives each individual as an indivisible part of the whole...
So can you color this administration red … or at least pink?