Friday, January 4, 2013

Choice: A Republic or Democratic Socialism

“The Utopian schemes of leveling (re-distribution of the wealth) and a community of goods (government controlled/central ownership of the means of production and distribution), are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the Crown.  [These ideas] are arbitrary (choices and actions which are done not by means of any underlying principle or logic), despotic (ruling with absolute political power), and, in our government, unconstitutional.” (Italics added for emphasis)
Samuel Adams

Our founding fathers understood that any form of socialism was antagonistic to the republic they wanted to establish.  Over the last eighty plus years we have been playing with the philosophies of it through Democratic and/or Fabian Socialism and now President Obama is not hiding but embracing the policies of it. I truly respect Charles Krauthammer. He understands and gives credit to brilliant political maneuvering, even when it’s anti-capitalistic and anti-American. Evil men have been in places of power, though many would not discern the modifier “evil” because of their blind spot amplified with their anti-Christian philosophical ignorance. I only hope Americans learn to understand Obama has an agenda that reflects nothing that supports the values this country was found upon.

God has slowly been removed from most public institutions leaving a vacuum. When principals of our republic, founded on ideas based on Christian-Judea values are not applied the alternative is the socialism of re-distribution of the wealth. Freedom and liberty are not easy and sometime very difficult to achieve but far superior to the option of allowing any government to replace the work needed to maintain them. We need to continue the hard work of teaching all Americans what it takes to make the government work for us and not us bowing to the government.

"A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?"
                                                                                                                        George Washington