Earlier, a friend of mine applauded socialism on our local newspaper's op-ed page, listing our Social Security system, Medicare and the Post Office as fine examples. I agree to a point; believing that most anything administered in moderation is acceptable. But for a presidential candidate to openly campaign on “spreading the wealth around,” or in plain terms to take a portion of your hard earned money or savings and hand it over to someone else is nothing but socialism at its worst. To me, that is unacceptable.
Presidential candidate Obama told his Senate colleagues on March 7, 2007: “Let’s stop sending mixed messages. Let’s work together and set immigration fees at a level that are fair and consistent with our commitment to being an open, democratic, and egalitarian society.”
Quoting Canadian journalist Marinka Peschmann, “Egalitarianism is defined as ‘a social and political philosophy asserting the equality of all men, especially in their access to the rights and privileges of their society.’ It’s a social ‘philosophy advocating the removal of inequalities among people.’ The objective of egalitarianism advocacy is socialism.
“Socialism is ‘a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.’ It’s founded on two tenets: Thomas Jefferson’s, ‘All men are created equal,’ in the Declaration of Independence and Karl Marx’s ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.’
”History proves that socialists offer few practical points about how these two principles can be reconciled where everyone’s quality of life is harmoniously lifted up instead of knocked down, (snip) capitalism may be the ‘uneven distribution of wealth,’ but ‘socialism’ is ‘the even distribution of poverty.’
I pray we won’t wake up one day and discover we’ve quietly become a socialistic welfare state, beginning with punishing of the successful.
Marinka Peschmann quotes source: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5839