Veterans are Americaâ€™s heroes.
Veterans fought and many died for the liberty too many Americans today are tossing aside like a piece of useless garbage with no or very little thought about the consequences.
So many Americans are under the mistaken impression that socialism is just a liberal version of ordinary American politics.
Noâ€¦ Socialism is its own, very dangerous animal that weakens its prey by luring it in under the false pretense of an easier, less stressful existence.
Socialism, throughout history, has been a colossal failure for a number of reasons.
Once you vest all power in the government, history demonstrates that this government, takes on a life of its own, with the operating bureaucracy driving it to ever greater extremes of control. Additionally, history demonstrates that, if the wrong person becomes all-powerful in the state, the liberty of the individual is lost and people become victims of a psychopathâ€™s ideas.
Nazi Germany is a perfect example because it was a socialist dictatorship. The Naziâ€™s official and frequently forgotten name was the National Socialist German Workerâ€™s Party. In other words, while most people consider the Nazi party to be a totalitarian ideology arising from the right, it was, in fact, a totalitarian party arising from the left.
Practically within minutes of the Nazi takeover of the German government, individuals were subordinated to the state. Even industries that remained privately owned (and there were many, as opponents of the Nazis = socialist theory like to point out), were allowed to do so only if their owners bent their efforts to the benefit of the state. Show a hint of individualism, and an unwillingness to cooperate, and youâ€™d swiftly find yourself in Dachau, with a government operative sitting in that executive chair you once owned.
We all know what life was like in this Nazi socialist state. Citizens immediately lost the right to bear arms; thought crimes were punished with imprisonment and death; children were indoctrinated into giving their allegiance to the state, not the family; the government dictated the way in which people could live their day-to-day lives; and people who appeared to be outliers to the harmony of the conscience-less government entity (gays, mentally ill-people, physically handicapped people, Jews, gypsies) were dehumanized and eventually slaughtered.
And hereâ€™s something important for you to realize as you think about what happened in that socialist state. While a core group of people, Hitler included, undoubtedly envisioned these extremes as their initial goals, most did not. They just thought that, after the utter chaos of the 1920s (especially the economic chaos), the socialists would calm the economy (which they did), and simply remove from people the painful obligation of having to make their way in the world. It was only incrementally that the average German bought into the ever-more-extreme demands of the state â€“ and those who did not buy in were coerced because of the stateâ€™s willingness to use its vast, brute power to subordinate individuals to its demand.
Both history and current events demonstrate that the socialist reality is always bad for the individual, and this is true whether one is looking at the painfully brutal socialism of the Nazis, or the Soviets, or the Chinese, with its wholesale slaughters, or at the soft socialism of England, in which peopleâ€™s lives are ever more tightly circumscribed, and the state incrementally destroys individual freedom. And that is why Obamaâ€™s socialism matters.
Regardless of Obamaâ€™s presumed good intentions, socialism always brings a society to a bad conclusion.
Socialism is NOT just another political party; itâ€™s the death knell to freedom.
When Obama says he wants to fundamentally transform America, it is imperative that you understand his interpretation of fundamental transformation means moving this country from a Constitutional Republic to a Socialist nationâ€¦ one executive order at a timeâ€¦