What History Teaches us about Socialism

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As our Congress mulls over how to spend another 1.1 Trillion dollars of hard-earned American money, I watch how our government grows in size and power buy the day. It has become a mammoth leviathan with an insatiable appetite for increasing amounts of dollars. With taxation the only means to feed this monstrosity, our government finds new ways on a daily basis to levy increased taxes and garner more and more of our personal freedoms in the process. As America quickly slides town the path towards socialism similar to a skydiver plummeting to his death without a parachute, I recant some very foreboding warnings by certain notable figures from our past:

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.”

Ronald Reagan

“The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.”

Pope John Paul II

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

Winston Churchill

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

Winston Churchill

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.”

Margaret Thatcher

 

“To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.”

Margaret Thatcher

“Democracy is the road to socialism.”

Karl Marx

“Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.”

William Howard Taft

“The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?”

G. Wells

Despite the warnings, the leftists like Obama continue to adhere to the merits of this failed economic system. Just look at modern day Greece and Venezuela and you will see the prosperity that socialism bestows on its citizens. I like to display a few quotes by our dear leader about what he has openly stated about socialism. It will serve as the end of this blog and unfortunately the epitaph to the end of American and Western civilization.

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

Obama

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.”

Obama

“I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution…”

Obama

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