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Friday, August 06, 2010

BRENT MCCARTHY: AMERICA ON THE IMMORAL PATH OF SOCIALISM?

America will soon decide its fate. We will remain free and prosperous or follow Rep. Earl Pomeroy, Sen. Kent Conrad, President Barack Obama and the rest of the Democrats down the immoral path of socialism, poverty and economic ruin.
 
Conservatives like our founders have the philosophy “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Benjamin Franklin said “The best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” Only economic freedom (capitalism) can lift people out of poverty. Freedom reduces poverty to a choice.
 
Democrats argue “Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” Democrats sell promises of “free” handouts like cash, food, housing, retirements and now health care to create dependence on government by making people comfortable in poverty. The price is our economic freedom.
 
Europe proves that socialism is unsustainable and results in economic collapse. Government cannot produce wealth, it can only take property away from one person to give it to another. For each person who receives something supposedly for free, another must first have something taken away.
 
Thomas Jefferson warned “democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Socialism itself inevitably fails when overtaxed people lose their incentive to work. Once their wealth runs out the rationing, poverty and mass murder begins. Check your dictionary, socialism is the transition from capitalism to communism.
 
Review history. Socialism begins with leaders who convince people that they are victims of economic freedom and therefore entitled. They seduce the masses with promises like “a chicken in every pot.” Socialism ends with broken promises and the brutal reality of a body in every mass grave.
 
The ruling class won’t miss a meal, but good luck getting your free chicken from the government once everyone needs one. You will not be permitted to get one anywhere else.

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