Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon
What if a poor working stiff borrows money with every intention of paying it back?
Then, his job is eliminated, off-shored, down-sized out of existence.....he can't repay his debt.
Is he still a thief?
What if a hypothetical wealthy guy---call him Donald Chump---files multiple bankruptcies, stiffing his vendors?
Chump still manages to lead the life of an alleged billionaire, after screwing the people he dealt with.
Is Chump a thief?
No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.
Some poor people are slouchy, but not most. Because if it is, the rich people will starve.
Passion and Patience
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.