Definitions found in the modern Merriman-Webster dictionary:
Socialism — a) Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
b) A system of society or group living in which there is no private property; a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.
c) 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.
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Capitalism — a) an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.
As Margaret Thatcher explained socialism, “a system that would rather the poor were poorer provided the rich were less rich.” She then rightly said that, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money” as the reason why redistribution economic policy hasn’t worked and will never work.
A recent article in Pravda which is a famous Russian news magazine opined that “Putin outlined his economic policy in 2009.” Its centerpiece was a Flat Tax of 23% on all income period. “Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but was nevertheless re-elected. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia. Putin was reelected by keeping the new world order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake of embracing Communism.” Pravda further stated that, “Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a second term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war with Iran as he fires generals who disagree with him.” Vaclav Klaus, who is the current President of Czech Republic, wonders publicly why America is making the same mistakes that enslaved the Eastern European nations for seventy long years.
So, while the rest of the world laughs in wonderment at America’s folly, America continues on its path to Third world status. Under progressive government control our educational system is failing according to the government’s own statistics, our economy is trending downward so badly that the nation’s credit rating has been reduced and is rumored to be in for another reduction in the near future and now our military strength is under attack making American citizens more vulnerable to outside influences and attack. The achievers who Obama loves to attack just for being “rich” do have an answer to Obama’s taxes. Just as the British rich have fled their country — 62% of millionaires have left — and the French likewise are fleeing France, so too are the American “rich” increasingly leaving America. Then what? Who will pay when America “runs out of other people’s money?”
Definitions found in the modern Merriman-Webster dictionary:
LION AND THE LAMB: A time for earth-empathy
This past winter with its snow, freezing rain, and bone-chilling low temperatures has been a brutal one for many parts of our country. Although our county escaped the worst of it, the words “polar vortex” jumped out of the news reports into our consciousness here. It was still hard, however, to understand that all this cold had something to do with climate change and global warming.
WE THE PEOPLE: Reforming education? (Part II)
Last month, I promised to enlarge upon the forces that are attempting to overthrow our locally-controlled public education system. “Following the money” helps, as it does with almost all issues of political importance.
TIDBITS: The trouble with springing forward
This weekend, we will dutifully spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday morning and begin daylight saving time.
STUMPTALK: History continues to repeat itself
Propaganda was the key to victory for the communists in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Less than ten percent of the population was communist, but that ten percent controlled the media of the day.
Lion and the Lamb: Sticks, stones, and hurting words
Most of us have grown up knowing some version of that children's proverb "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words (names) will never hurt me."
We the People: Black focusing on false facts
I would like to take exception to Rep. Diane Black's recent newsletter about President Obama and the Democrats. I have had concerns for some time that Rep. Black does not represent the majority of the constituents in her district. Like many others in her party, she continues to put forth the same stale talking points that are not borne out by the facts. Instead, she picks and chooses to support false talking points.
Tidbits: A walk down memory lane
What an absolutely wonderful weekend! After months of dark, dreary weather, and bitter cold that has kept many people inside, huddled under blankets chasing away the chill, we were blessed with highs near 70 degrees and sunshine — lots and lots of sunshine.
Stumptalk: The secret party unmasked
Recently a doctor-friend asked, “Why would the American people elect a completely unknown street organizer, president of the United States?”
LION AND THE LAMB: Birth pangs in North Carolina
A remarkable event happened in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, Feb. 8. Nearly 100,000 people gathered for a Moral March on the State Capital in support of a “fusion agenda” focusing on democratic rights, economic justice, and the “soul and future of the state.”
WE THE PEOPLE: Happiness requires a good income
The saying “money doesn’t buy happiness” is usually told to us by those who have it! What does it take to be happy? The working class knows part of the answer is money... enough income to buy happy “stuff” for the family, put food on the table, have a decent home, good health care and savings for higher education for their children. We need to feel safe to be happy! For this, everyone (that isn’t living off of Daddy’s trust fund) has always needed a decent paying job, a job with livable incomes that allows for paying bills and giving our fair share to taxes that support our government.
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