“My suggestion I guess would be the, the, the, the TRICK… the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution. Because, I actually believe in redistribution.”
The Catholic Church rejects his idea of governmental redistribution (which is centralized planning, collectivism and thus socialism) in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC):
CCC 1883 “Excessive intervention by the state can threaten personal freedom and initiative… a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions..”
CCC 1885 “The principle of subsidiarity is opposed to all forms of collectivism…“
(The principle of subsidiarity is defined as: A community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order.)
CCC 2425 “The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modern times with “communism” or “socialism.”
CCC 2429 “Everyone has the right of economic initiative… and to harvest the just fruits of his labor…”
CCC 2431 “The responsibility of the state.
Economic activity, especially the activity of a market economy, cannot
be conducted in an institutional, juridical, or political vacuum… it presupposes sure guarantees of individual freedom and private property… the principal task of the state is to guarantee this security, so that those who work and produce can enjoy the fruits of their labors…
What’s the “TRICK” that Barack Obama is talking about in his quote above and the audio below?
His TRICK is the use of manipulation and euphemism. The only way to structure government systems to facilitate governmental redistribution of wealth is to make the people believe you are doing something else. To get the people to believe you are doing something else, you have to deceptively use terms they are comfortable with. For example; Obama repeatedly says he believes in fairness. His use of the term fairness is a euphemism for redistribution.
Click below for the audio recording of Barack Obama’s statement:
O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.