Friday, February 25, 2005

Plagiarizing Marx

Posted by Craig Westover | 8:23 AM |  

Writing in support of Bishop Peter Rogness Feb 22 "View Points" column, “Shaping the kind of place we want the state to be,” Gerhard Cartford says --
It makes sense that as a society we take stock of who we are and how we want and ought to live with each other. We can't escape living in a community. So we fashion a government to help us, divvying up the costs among members of the society, requiring of each what each can afford, treating all members equitably, according to their means. It's called paying taxes, the responsible and honorable way for a just and compassionate society to meet its needs. [emphasis added]
He should have at least cited his source --
In a higher phase of communist society . . . only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
Scary stuff.