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6 election will present a choice between socialism and prosperity
March 29, 2012
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Those who understand the significance of this next election are
familiar with names such as Bill Ayers (Obama’s past), George
Soros (Obama’s present) and the United Socialist States of
America (Obama’s hoped-for future). They are familiar with
the phrase “community organizer.” Those who shun “American
Idol” in favor of fair and balanced news know what a VAT is.
(If you think milk, bread and gasoline are expensive now, just wait
until we have the value-added tax).
Obama has been in full campaign mode for months. His strategy
is to demonize the rich. He doesn’t have to work hard to convince
some that the rich are the problem. The rich, however, owe you nothing.
They don’t owe you a job. They don't owe you free goods and
services. They don't owe you free health care. They don't owe you
a free ride at their expense.
Many who envy the rich believe they were born rich. Some were
born into wealth, but the great majority earned it in a free-market
environment. Many worked hard to get an education and then pursued
their dreams as specialists working for private companies. Others,
like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, eschewed formal education and used
their minds and talents to dream up new companies and products without
government help or involvement. Freedom allowed this and awarded
them with great returns for their hard work and sacrifice. Freedom
also allowed them to provide great benefits for society, including
huge numbers of employees, more efficient private businesses and
huge economic growth in this nation over recent decades. Freedom
enabled all this, not government programs.
The current administration believes government should be able
to confiscate wealth and the fruits of entrepreneurial success to
redistribute it to others in a government-designed utopia. Essentially,
it is vote-buying. Government is demonstrably incapable of improving
the economy by intervention with programs. No government program
has ever succeeded in improving the economy.
The result of government intervention is to the detriment of the
nation’s economy and to personal freedom. All socialist government
reforms amount to enslavement of the governed to the benefit of
only those doing the governing. Socialist reforms always fail. America’s
history has proven this since its inception. Now the Obama administration
record is overwhelming proof that more government yields more waste
and shared poverty.
Government does not create jobs. That is the domain of the private
sector. But, government can aid the private sector by lowering taxes
and removing burdensome regulations.
Our Constitution guarantees us the right to life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness. It does not guarantee happiness or outcomes,
only the right to set goals and pursue happiness. And it does not
guarantee the right to someone else’s wealth. Free-market
capitalism under the U.S. Constitution with a limited government
is the environment that made America the world’s economic
superpower by allowing ordinary people to thrive and become rich
through hard work. This system has been under attack inch by inch
over the past 70 years. It is now under attack by leaps and bounds
under the Obama administration. The government bubble is about to
break — unless citizens take their freedom back from the government.
For many of us, this will be the most important election in our
lifetime. Those who cherish the ideals and values that made this
country great will vote to fire Obama in November. Those who have
their hand out and believe that the government should support them
through their fellow taxpayers will vote to re-elect him.
This November, help to ensure the survival of this great nation:
Remove the socialists and choose economic freedom, or lose the world’s
last best chance for prosperity.