Here is a simple question for you to answer, though I almost dread what you will say if you believe in socialism. A man down the road is in a wheel chair and needs his lawn mowed because he can’t do it himself. Under socialism, your son is required by law to mow her lawn but doesn’t do it one week. Because he is required by the government to do so, he has committed a crime and therefore must go to jail and serve a sentence without trial which is given to him of six months of hard labor. Is this right?
Is it right to redistribute wealth even to those not willing to work for it, give others what people have earned by working hard, and enforce with hard jail time? Would it be better if your son was forced to give the man 40 dollars a week of his earnings because of socialism which the man could either use to get his lawn mowed or instead buy himself beer or drugs?
What socialism does is forces one individual to forcibly be used to serve another. Regardless of how you view it, socialism takes away the rights of the individual.
Now, let’s give another example of what socialism is. Obamacare. ACA forces us to purchase insurance whether we need it or not so that other individuals who do not have the means can obtain it without money. By putting into effect a law that burdens the taxpayer with a fee if insurance is not paid for, it forcibly makes individuals pay for something for someone else who did not earn it. Isn’t that the same thing as theft?
I am certainly not against helping those who are in poverty as it says in the Bible we are to take care of our poor. What I am against is the government having the control of how we use our money. Charity should be given, not forced. We need to take care of our poor by donations and through organizations that use the money sensibly.
Millenials and advocates for Socialism often point to Denmark as an example but even the leader of that country says it is not a socialist governing body. Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen was quoted as saying, “I would like to make one thing clear: Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy; Denmark is a market economy.” So, in essence, socialists cannot use this as an example of successful socialism.
Senator Bernie Sanders has pushed under his socialist ideas that college should be free. However, those who choose a skilled trade or start a business from scratch without college should not be made to pay for a college degree for someone else who may drop out or not even use that degree. That is also taking away the rights of the individual.
In fact, the very concept of how to achieve Socialism is against the Constitution itself by taking away basic rights of the individual and giving those rights to the government as outlined in Alinsky’s 8 steps.
- Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people.
- Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
- Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
- Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state
- Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives. (Food, Housing, and Income)
- Education — Take control of what people read and listen to us“ take control of what children learn in school.
- Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
- Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
The United States Educational System has already implemented the idea of socialism into our children by taking away pride in our country and indoctrinating our children. This must be stopped. The liberals have also attempted to remove any form of religion from our education and have replaced it with the push for more government control. So part of this 8 step program is already being implemented into society.
ACA and any act to repeal and replace is also a step into socialism. Our government should not have the right to choose our healthcare for us, or force us through taxes to supply it to someone else.
Once socialism implemented by using the image of taking care of everyone, and making everyone equal. However, not everyone is alike and not everyone has the same needs. Also, as an example, take a look at the case of #CharlieGard. Suddenly, the government has the right to decide if someone is an asset to society based on their health and how much it costs to keep them alive. Soon, the mentally ill, the elderly and the handicap will be euthanized by a socialist government that no longer has a use for them. Is that right?
Looking back at countries like Germany, the USSR and Cuba, you can see that to implement these forms of government they literally murdered millions. To implement a government that removes the rights of individuals, the government finds that genocide is the only way to remove the opposition.
This is why socialism is not only wrong but downright evil. Can we as free countrymen of the United States of America under the Constitution give up our rights and allow this to happen? We must not for ourselves and for the generations that follow!