In Americas younger years the courts upheld that taking property from one to give to another was unlawful and outside the powers of government.( it still should be that way)
In 1936 the Supreme court distorting the meanig of "general welfare" to permit the funds for the "concern for the "poor and the needy"
The Supreme court declared:
No man would become a member of a community in which he could not employ the fruits of his labor and industry. The legislature, therefore had no authority to make an act divesting one citizen of his freehold and vesting it in another, without a just compensation sighting:
"IT IS CONTRARY TO THE LETTER AND THE SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION"
Therefore, there is no experience to show that any other social system, other than the "republic", could provide mankind with any of the achievments of civilization.