I just received an invitation from "Carmen M" of Madison to attend a "Movie Party in Madison: America has a Koch problem."
"We're getting together to watch Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition," said the invitation. "This acclaimed new release pulls back the curtain on Charles and David Koch, yanking them out of the shadows and exposing them for what they are: a self-interested, ultraconservative demolition crew hell-bent on crushing the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and so much more. Will you join us?"
The thought came to me, "I wonder if George Sorus funds MoveOn?" I did a goggle search and low and behold, he does. Wikipedia reports George Soros gave $1.46 million to the organization. Um, do MoveOn members not see the irony in blasting the Koch Brothers for supporting conservative causes when they have their own benefactor supporting them? I guess not. Is this a case of the pot calling the kettle "black?"
My view of the Koch brothers is, God Bless them. These two men made it rich in America and they are giving back to society and trying to preserve the same America that made their wealth possible. No rich person has a moral obligation to share their wealth but I think it is admirable when they do. I can think of no cause more worth supporting than keeping America a free constitutional republic and advancing free enterprise. They could support hunger in Africa or fight to find a cure for a disease, but freedom and free enterprise have ended more hunger and cured more diseases than all of the philanthropy in the world. If I was filthy rich, I would do just like the Koch brothers. They should be applauded and honored for their contribution to the cause of freedom.