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Thread: Does Wealth Buy Liberty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    All I know is that my mind is already free...
    Oh? Is it free of convention? Or trapped in it?
    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    There's not a liberty lover on the planet who isn't called a liberal by the right, and a con by the left.



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    Maybe it comes down to semantics, but I don't think so. Money buys you comfort and security, but I wouldn't say it buys you liberty. There's also the question of what constitutes "wealth". I draw comfort from knowing I can take a year or two and go sit on a beach in the Caribbean if I really want to, but I'm nowhere close to what I would consider "wealthy". Maybe people with real wealth enjoy a modicum of liberty, but I think it would take quite a lot of wealth for that to be the case.

    I think it's more about how only the nails that stick out get hammered down. If you're a steady source of income for your owners (you pay taxes), and you don't need anything from them (like welfare and such), they have no reason to bother you. Because who really cares if a structure on your property has a permit or not? No one, unless you start making waves.

    Think of yourself as a dairy cow. If you produce quite a bit of milk for your owner, and you don't kick or bite when you're being milked, you'll most likely be treated well.



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