Friday, May 15, 2009

Our Socialist Future/The Death of Freedom

Quasi-socialism has been here in America for decades now. We have free government provided health care for the children, the elderly, and the poor (CHIP, Medicare, and Medicaid). We also have social security. All of these programs are unfunded Ponzi schemes that will bankrupt our country at some point. And now we have a socialist president. The road to extended socialism is scary, and we are on it. The government now has ownership in many of our major banks and companies. The government is not stopping there and is currently pushing for universal health care which would add government health care to those who are not children, elderly, or poor.

So what is wrong with this and why should we care? Mark Steyn has an article entitled "Live Free or Die!" that has been published in Imprimis. This is a monthly publication that you can sign up to receive for free. Steyn, a Canadian, begs us to avoid Canada's fate. His article explores the effects of extended socialism in Canada and Europe. The picture is not pretty. It details how socialism, or the government taking care of all your needs, leads to "spiritual torpor". Steyn powerfully explains as well that socialism is unsustainable and leads to loss of all individual freedoms. This is our future if our path is not altered!

http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2009&month=04
Go to the above link to read the article and to sign up for your own free subscription!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your thinking. From everything I have read, the reason that Socialist countries are even doing okay is that they all rely on the U.S. to come up with all the new technology. We still have a competitive spirit here to achieve the very best. When we decide to go along with socialism, where will the technology come from?

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