Is Stealing Wrong?

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Is Stealing Wrong?
Not on the Left.
By Dennis Prager

To most readers of this column, the question is absurd. The reason is not because the question is, in fact, absurd; it is because most readers of this column are conservative, and many are religious.

Am I implying that most leftists do not believe stealing is wrong?

Yes, I am.

As incredible as this assertion is to just about all religious people and virtually all conservatives, most leftists do not believe stealing is wrong. Since I always draw a distinction between those on the Left and liberals, let me add that I suspect most liberals think stealing is wrong. But it almost doesn’t matter because they vote for people who do not think it is.

One proof is the passage of Proposition 47, a California ballot initiative passed in 2014, under which theft of less than $950 in goods is treated as a nonviolent misdemeanor and rarely prosecuted. As a result, in Democrat-run California cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, retail theft has soared.

Walgreens stores in San Francisco are racking up four times the average amount of theft in Walgreens stores across the country; spending on security guards in San Francisco is 35 times more than the chain’s average in other cities. Walgreens has been forced to close 22 stores in the city since 2016.

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle: “The Safeway located in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood … was a longstanding, 24-hour fixture in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. But as of last week, the store’s hours have been cut back to 6 a.m. to 9 p.m … A Safeway spokesperson (said) that the cutbacks are ‘due to an increasing amount of theft at the store.'”

Further proof that the Left doesn’t consider theft wrong — at least when committed by a person of color — was an interview broadcast on NPR last year with the author of a book titled “In Defense of Looting.” The NPR interviewer threw only softball questions to the author.

In the last election, Los Angeles voters elected San Francisco’s previous district attorney, George Gascon, as Los Angeles’s district attorney. It was Los Angeles’s way of declaring that stealing is not wrong. And it is worth noting that it is not only racial minorities and the poor who make these elections possible; it is also prosperous whites. The Los Angeles DA is a wealthy white, and he was supported by a white billionaire, George Soros.

It is hard to believe that millions of Americans do not deem stealing from stores morally wrong, so let’s try to explain how this has come about.

Reason No. 1 is moral relativism. For as long as there has been a Left, it has rejected moral absolutes. As the great British historian, Paul Johnson, pointed out a half-century ago in his magnum opus, “Modern Times,” the secular world applied the relativism of the natural sciences to morality.

Reason No. 2 is the reason for reason number one: the collapse of the Judeo-Christian value system and the accompanying abandonment of, and often disdain for, biblical ethics. Biblical morality posits moral absolutes — meaning that stealing is wrong for everyone, certainly people of every color. Yes, one can offer a biblical defense of a starving man stealing food for his starving family. But that is hardly what is happening in San Francisco and other American cities.

Reason No. 3 is Marxist morality. From Marx to the present, Marxism has divided the world not between right and wrong, but between economic classes. Therefore, it is morally acceptable for members of the poorer classes to steal from members of the more affluent classes. This notion has made its way into young people’s minds for decades. About 30 years ago, I spoke to students from four Cleveland high schools. I asked them to raise their hand if they would steal something they really wanted from a department store if they were certain they would not get caught. Nearly all the students raised their hands. When I asked some of them to justify their reasoning, they all said the same thing: they wouldn’t steal from a mom-and-pop store, but they would steal from a department store. It is OK to steal from “the rich.”

Reason No. 4 is leftists’ view of nonwhites, especially blacks, a view that conservatives have never shared. Leftists truly believe that blacks are intellectually and morally inferior to whites. The evidence? They do not believe blacks should be held to the same intellectual and moral standards to which leftists hold whites. Leftists do not defend whites who steal, and they hold whites to higher intellectual standards. Leftists do not argue for lowering math standards for whites, only for blacks.

The bottom line is the Left is immoral. That is why it defends stealing.

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TimeWarpWife

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Every election in at least the last 10 years is proof the Left has no problem with lying...or stealing or committing crimes like voter fraud. I'd believe something Putin said before any Democrat. As far as I'm concerned, if a Democrat's lips are moving, they're lying. It's been said that Democrats see Republicans as evil, but Republicans see Democrats as misguided. Well, not this old girl ~ I see Democrats for what they are and that is evil, despicable, ungodly, and willingly serving the devil, even if they aren't cognitive of that fact. Sadly, I see the entire Democrat party trying to outdo each other to be the AC's bff when he comes on the scene. :sad
 
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TimeWarpWife

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Btw, it now seems the only way Democrats can win is to steal elections. But, then most in the Republican party aren't any better than their Democrat counterparts. In fact, they may be worse because they claim to be conservatives, but then get into office and you can't tell the difference between them and the Communist Democrats. :mad:
 

TimeWarpWife

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But does anyone care??? The audit in Arizona proved Biden lost that but nothing happened. I don't know why! Mike lindell had an amazing sumporium showing the packet traces for fraud votes and still nothing. The only patriots that took a stand are now all being sentanced in spit of all the proof!!?
Sadly, I believe most Americans are apathetic, as long as something isn't affecting them directly, they just go along with whatever TPTB want to do. However, with out-of-control inflation causing prices on gasoline, electricity, oil, food, and everything else to go through the roof, many of those same Americans may be finally waking up to the horror that is the Communist Democrat party. Unfortunately, if we're as far along in bible prophecy as we seem to be, it's probably too late to really do anything about it. And with this latest virus variant, they're already trying to use it to enforce new lockdowns and I'm sure come next fall's elections, they'll be using it so they can commit voter fraud again because it's the only way they're going to stay in power. Even though the South African doctor who first discovered this new variant says it's a milder version, that won't stop the Communist Democrats from lying about it to help them achieve their goal of a dictatorship. When do the Communist Democrats ever let the truth get involved in anything. :furious
 
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Lovin Jesus

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If the left doesn't believe it's wrong to kill unborn babies because it's a woman's choice, her body all the way up to birth when the doctor and the mother can have a conversation about what to do with the baby
(Governor Northam of Virginia words) with the newborn baby's life on the line, then it's not surprising that stealing isn't wrong to them. It's the spirit of the lawless one in effect.
 

Lovin Jesus

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Sadly, I believe most Americans are apathetic, as long as something isn't affecting them directly, they just go along with whatever TPTB want to do. However, with out-of-control inflation causing prices on gasoline, electricity, oil, food, and everything else to go through the roof, many of those same Americans may be finally waking up to the horror that is the Communist Democrat party. Unfortunately, if we're as far along in bible prophecy as we seem to be, it's probably too late to really do anything about it. And with this latest virus variant, they're already trying to use it to enforce new lockdowns and I'm sure come next fall's elections, they'll be using it so they can commit voter fraud again because it's the only way they're going to stay in power. Even though the South African doctor who first discovered this new variant says it's a milder version, that won't stop the Communist Democrats from lying about it to help them achieve their goal of a dictatorship. When do the Communist Democrats ever let the truth get involved in anything. :furious
I hope that with all of these things happening it will wake many Americans up and there will be a swarm of people accepting Jesus as their Savior and get saved before we are raptured.
 
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