Charles Koch Responds to the Liberal Hate

The Koch brothers are evil because they fight modern liberalism in politics, and anything anti-liberal is by definition evil, according to liberals. So Warren Buffet and George Soros are not evil billionaires for injecting millions into politics for liberal candidates, but the Koch brothers are evil billionaires for injecting millions into politics for conservative candidates. Understand?

Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries spoke out about the character assassination attempted on him daily by liberal media, liberal politicians, and liberal organizations.

A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so. The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens. The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.

While the Koch brothers donate to free-market supporting candidates, media outlets seem to be obsessed with their support for Republicans. The brothers do indeed support Republicans far more often, and with far more funds than they support Democrats. And our unbiased, intellectual media sees this as a clear example of partisanship based on nothing else. Apparently it has never occurred to some reporters that maybe more Republicans support free market principles than Democrats.

And the media’s further proof of the evil intentions of the Koch brothers? Well they have been becoming more partisan over the years, with more and more money going to Republicans! Surely this means they are becoming more evil, as opposed to say, Democrats becoming more anti-free-market! It is so sad that in today’s media there is no analysis, no attempt to check the Koch brothers’ claims that they support free-markets regardless of party. Reporters take it as a given that both Democrats and Republicans would have equal numbers of candidates supporting the free-market, and that the bias must rest with the Koch’s.

Here’s a hint: just because someone says they believe in the free market (which by the way, most Democrats don’t even pretend), doesn’t mean they actually do. If you funnel government money to corporate interests, that is cronyism, not a free market. Why doesn’t the media look into which candidates support the Department of Energy and their failed loans to political donors (that was the Obama administration and the Democratically controlled Congress from 2008-2010). And yes, many Republicans are crony capitslist too, subsidizing sugar industries and oil companies, but that doesn’t mean that the same number of Democrats and Republicans have promoted corporate welfare.

The biggest anti-free-market politicians right now are the Democrats who voted for Obamacare, forcing people to buy a product from the insurance industry. And they mean to tell me that the Koch’s lack of support for those very same Democrats is due to their bias, and not due to Democrats hatred for the free market?

Charles Koch claims to support what the founders had in mind, according to their own words, when the Constitution was written.

More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson warned that this could happen. “The natural progress of things,” Jefferson wrote, “is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” He knew that no government could possibly run citizens’ lives for the better. The more government tries to control, the greater the disaster, as shown by the current health-care debacle. Collectivists (those who stand for government control of the means of production and how people live their lives) promise heaven but deliver hell. For them, the promised end justifies the means.

You see, there is a rationale for supporting limited government type politicians, and while people in both parties vote for bigger, more controlling government, it is no secret that Republicans have historically wanted to limit government, tax less, and spend less. So then why is this “evil Koch brothers” scenario always framed as them seeking partisan power? If all they wanted was government handouts, then they could just donate to the Democrats (or both parties), get their corporate welfare, or get their competitors regulated out of business, and not become the target of attacks. But Koch is not interested in government handouts; they cannot be bribed with tax dollars to advance the power machine in DC.

Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

Literally, the Koch brothers are attempting to level the playing field, in the true sense of the phrase; not through special treatment for some, but through equal treatment for all. They donate in an attempt to end subsidies, end regulations, and end corporate welfare. People act like the benefit to the Koch’s is ending regulations, but regulations would harm their smaller competitors, while Koch Industries could easily comply and hardly notice the costs.

Since this hurts the cronies of the liberal establishment, the Koch’s are deemed evil. And somehow, the rich folks who donate to get their own business a grant, to get their company bailed out, or to eliminate their competitors are the good guys? In reality the actions of the Koch brothers would equally help the smallest entrepenaur just starting a business, and the biggest industry which is competent enough to exist without special treatment from the government. The Koch brothers are not the enemy of honest Americans, they are the enemy or cronyism and corruption.

7 thoughts on “Charles Koch Responds to the Liberal Hate

    • Thanks Brad! I had to comment about the double standard, and how putting money in places you believe in doesn’t automatically equal corruption.

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