Don’t Call Switzerland Free

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Posted in category Class Envy

The politics of envy are in full bloom in Switzerland.

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8 Responses to Don’t Call Switzerland Free

  1. M. Terry says:

    January 9th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    A speeding ticket issued based upon one’s net worth? What’ll they think of next?

    Good heavens – no wonder some people in Switzerland are trying to prevent citizen/soldiers from keeping their combat weaponry in the homes.

    Someone could object to this crap…

  2. cousin lucky says:

    January 9th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I guess if you are wealthy and you live there you would be better off hiring someone to do the driving for you. Although I think the fine is way too high; it just goes to show the ” force of government ” justified or not!! You Betcha!!!

  3. John and Dagny Galt says:

    January 10th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    What do they do when they aren’t harrassing folks for moving their bodies and property too quickly? Where is the corpus delicti?

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/29/nopd.looting/index.html

    Each and every paycheck they sign, and every piece of eight they receive, must first be looted from productive human beings.

    The sooner this looterfest obamanation ends, the better!

    Come on, sing it with us now chitlins!
    How much loot can a looter loot when looters are all that’s left to loot?

    Second verse, same as the first…oncore!

    Hey Looters, you can have your fair share of our hot lead…hahaha!

    Sincerely,
    John and Dagny Galt
    Starving The Monkeys, Owners Manual For The Universe!(tm)

    .

  4. Filip says:

    January 10th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    In defense of the seemingly outrageous fine to all of you Randians, consider that if he pays like 500 swiss franks for this, it’s chump change. To him, and other people of means, the time they spend being talked to by cops is worth more than the regular speeding fine. But fines are supposed to punish and deter, i.e. make the offense prohibitively expensive to a rational person. It works on me, because when once in a blue moon I get a speeding ticket, I seethe with rage at having to give my hard earned money, and getting nothing in return. To make the speeding fine prohibitively expensive to a millionaire, it must be a small fortune. So in a roundabout way, he is receiving equal protection under the law. I know this would never fly in Galt’s gulch, but Ayn Rand never really bothered with the details. Her superhero billionaires didn’t ever fall prey to baser human urges, like the urge to drive a ferrari really fast through town (which sounds exciting and dangerous, like unprotected sex with a really hot heroin addict). But real billionaires do fall to these urges. And god bless them, but like the rest of us, they ought to be deterred from behaviour that endangers others, and in this case, that seems to be exactly what’s going on.

  5. Karen De Coster says:

    January 10th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Filip – your views are so utterly totalitarian, it’s scary. In fact, I find it hard to believe this post is real/legitimate. Randians? Most Oprahites wouldn’t express this insane view.

  6. John and Dagny Galt says:

    January 10th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Filip must be a tax-feeder moonlighting as a census worker. Pension fund?!?! What pension fund…hahaha!

    Censusly Abacussed,
    John and Dagny Galt
    Starving The Monkeys, Owners Manual For The Universe!(tm)

    .

  7. liberranter says:

    January 11th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Filip, if you think that everyone who simply believes in freedom and equality under the rule of natural law is a “Randian”, you either live in an alternate universe or are just an ignorant troll.

  8. Filip says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I was calling the post above “John and Dagny Galt” randians. Unless they poster is actually a couple named John and Dagny Galt, I have high confidence that they identify with the characters in “And Atlas Shrugged”. And maybe instead of calling me a scary totalitarian, how about Karen De Coster explains to me how a reasonable fine deters a billionaire. Hell, if I had billions, and all I had to do to drive my ferrari on the I5 at a 100 miles per hour is pay like a few hundred bucks, I’d think of it as a the toll. Which is my point, the fines are there to deter future transgressions. So if the elite get an elite level fine, they are being deterred like everyone else. If they get the regular fine, they think it’s chump change.
    What if we applied equal protection under the law logic to how many man-hours of police you get per year. Sorry rich guy whose third home in aspen has been burglarised, you’ve used up your police budget. Or sorry guy in rough neighborhood, I know that’s the third time this month you’ve been robbed, but you’re out of police calls till next fiscal year.
    Maybe you guys can actually counter my argument with logic instead of labeling me totalitarian and making unwarranted assumptions about my occupation.

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