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The dangers of Liberal thought in America
Socialism and why it has never worked
Freedom of speech, freedom to make our own choices, and freedom from government is why America is the richest country in the world. Our founding fathers...the reason people risked their lives to come to the new world, was the freedom from oppression. Whether it was from a King or from a tyrant, the purpose of America was founded on the principles of freedom. Something the Constitution of the United States specifically was written for, and that was limited government powers over the people.
As you can see from the Obama administration, freedom is something that really doesn't matter, we have the elites and the "smart" people who can make decisions for you. Yet, under Obamacare, the elites aren't subject to the same "benefits" from Obamacare, Congress has its own medical formula that WE the people subsidize. The reason I give you this example, is that this is what dictatorial rule brings, the elites rule over 90% of the people, and they do this under the guise of we are looking out for the little guy.
For those that are socialist, liberals, communist, you are one of the same due to the philosophy that free market capitalism is evil. Sorry you are so wrong about capitalism, I wish you had an open mind to understand how capitalism is the ANSWER to poverty and justice, but most don't want to argue the merits of this due to intellectual limitations.
The failure of any other form of economic system, is that it doesn't have a profit motive that capitalism provides. Most have been taught that capitalism is bad, because only the rich prosper at the expense of the masses. But throughout the history of the world, capitalism has raised the standard of living for EVERYONE, not only the rich...sure, they made money, but also the poor have increased their standard of living. Why haven't we been taught this? Because the school system is funded by the federal government, and we have to be given the one sided agenda that capitalism is for the greedy. This leads to more government, more oppression, less freedom of choice, and more control. Have you seen these events unfolding in the last 5 years? It is dangerous and will ultimately lead to an America without opportunity!
I can prove that Capitalism works, because anytime you let the free market work, you have innovation and products that serve the needs of the people. Look at the Apple iPhone. Capitalism provides a product that would have never been developed and offered at a price that was affordable to so many. The government would have never been able to respond to developing a product that does so much, and that the people have a CHOICE to purchase if they want the benefits.
For those who think government is the one that develops products and benefits the people, I would like you to show me that example. Capitalism is driven by a profit motive, which brings innovation to the market. People don't understand how important this is, but explains why the United States is such a powerful nation. The risk involved in developing a product that will be accepted by the buying public is powerful, in that the product truly has to be worth the price someone is willing to pay. By not having this as part of the equation, you will have some "planner" trying to figure out what you need, and what is best for you...it never worked in the Soviet Union, China, and it doesn't work in the European countries, so why is this social planning so accepted?
We are truly headed down the wrong road, because we are sold a bill of goods from people who really don't care about you at all. They try and tell you that they care, but they really want power over the masses, which is what poverty is all about. Think about the dictators of the world, Kings that live in the mid-east who have plenty of wealth, a country that could be prosperous, and all this person would have to do is offer opportunity and freedom to allow people to live the lives they want to...but that isn't the idea. And this is where America is headed. We have simply bought into the idea that the government will make better decisions than the individual...and THEY will make it fair for everyone! How wrong this ideology is!
I have had socialist tell me how awesome it is to live in a society that has everything taken care for them, yet the society they are referring to often is a result of a capitalistic build, that is slowly being taken away from the country. I often wonder if I am dealing with a dolt, or if the person has some motive otherwise that they are benefiting, because if you challenge yourself to discover the truth, you will understand that socialism, something every liberal loves, is the fastest way to a lower standard of living. This can be proven time and time again, apparently history of the world doesn't mean anything to these people, because it is an ideology and not a reality!
I am with you all on the fact that yes, I would like to see everyone have a wonderful and satisfying life, one that has fairness and opportunity. The liberal utopia is that by punishing the rich, everyone else will have more money, but show me where this has worked? Creating wealth is something a liberal doesn't have a clue about, nor does a socialist. The engineering behind socialism is an interesting equation, but never has worked, in fact it has always lead to a lower standard of living...and they never want to admit that.
Sure, I understand that capitalism isn't perfect, but it is the most efficient method for giving everyone the opportunity to live a higher standard of living than has ever been seen in the world before. All because of limiting powers of the government, that allows people the freedom to pursue their dreams, to produce an economy that is substantial and right for the people willing to achieve those desires. Not everyone has to be a superstar business mogul, people have the choice of doing what they want to do, visa vie education, drive, willingness to sacrifice to do what they wish to do. Understandably everyone doesn't have the same amount of talent, but what talents you were given to by God, is an inalienable right to use them to whatever potential you have been born with. The socialist and liberals don't think that way, they leave it to the "smart" people to tell you how you should use your talents.
I challenge the liberals and socialist to look around and see the products and services they are using, and seriously ask the question - would this be available to them in a socialist government? Would innovation and affordable prices be a part of our life, or would you finally admit that the most efficient way to affordable goods and services come from capitalism?