Saturday, September 17, 2011

Are We Becoming a Socialist State?

We must listen to the warnings of the past or we will fail as a Republic. The current administration is slowly moving our country to the Left. Government is becoming "Big Brother."

How much do we have to owe to a benevolent central government before we lose our freedoms?

See what some great men have warned us about...

Winston Churchill regarding Socialism

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings while the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Pope Pius 12th at End WWII regarding Socialism and Communism

 The American people have a genius for great and unselfish deeds—into the hands of America God has placed an afflicted mankind. For men who could not see that what they firmly believed was liberalism added up to socialism could scarcely be expected to see what added up to communism. Any charge of communism enraged them precisely because they could not grasp the differences between themselves and those against whom it was made.

Frédéric Bastiat Addressing National Assembly – France 1849

When the people are encouraged to turn to government to settle all of their problems for them the basis of revolutions is thereby established. For then the people expect the government to provide them with all the material things they want. And when these things are not forthcoming they resort to violence to get them and why not since the government itself has told them that these responsibilities belong to government rather than to them? I am convinced that the revolution would not be possible, if the only relationship between government and the people was to guaranty them their liberty and security.

Samuel Gompers

Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. In the last analysis the welfare of the workers depends on their own initiative. Whatever is done under the guise of philanthropy for social morality which in any way lessens initiative is the greatest crime that can be committed against the toilers. Let social busy bodies and professional morals experts in their pads reflect upon the perils they rashly invite under the pretense of social welfare.

EXCERPT - Peter Schweizer’s book Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends.

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