James Madison on the Entitlement State

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.

— James Madison

In 2012 terms: By forcing the productive to pay for the benefits — even luxuries — of those who did not produce those benefits, you’re setting society up for animosity, hatred, and ultimately collapse.

Socialism fails every time it’s tried and in every way it’s tried. It will be no different in America.