Socialism is a system controlled by government bosses who manage to displace the people’s authority and exercise control over the use of the taxpayers’ treasury. Socialists advocate that production, distribution and exchange be regulated and controlled by government bosses. Karl Marx was the co-author of “The Communist Manifesto.” He advocated socialism as a transitional state for the overthrow of citizen sovereignty where property ownership, business and industry rest with individuals.
- Socialists extract taxes from the people in excess of legitimate needs and use that money to provide handouts in exchange for submission. This has a parasitic affect because people are encouraged to live by getting money, food, etc. from other people via the scheme of socialism. Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain 1979 to 1990, was opposed to socialism. She warned, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
- Socialistic influence in America has come in part by propaganda and false government reports. In recent decades, the Supreme Court has upheld teacher union tenure guarantees that enable a few militants to promote atheistic secular versions of history, social and behavioral instruction in public schools nationwide. Even labor union advocates AFL-CIO President George Meany and President Franklin D. Roosevelt viewed unionization of public employees as unthinkable (Peter Brimelow and Leslie Spencer, “How the National Education Association Corrupts Our Public Schools,” Forbes magazine, June 7, 1993). With access to students for years, the progressive teacher minority successfully challenges the consciences of students.
Secular militants and socialists oppose free enterprise and property ownership, but the truth is that all people serve at times as an employer or employee. People are employers when they buy products from retailers and pay others to provide services. Employers determine the product needed and choose an employee who is capable of providing the product in exchange for an agreed upon price. This interchangeable relationship provides work incentives and tremendous power of the free enterprise system. Tenure law, protecting troublesome government servants, is damaging because radical employees can override the authority of citizen taxpayers, and government employees cannot be fired. If, for instance, the privilege of tenure were removed from the Veterans Administration, employee priority would shift from union prerogatives to serving the medical care needed by veterans.
- Socialist government philosophy fails because it is based upon the arbitrary rule of man rather than the Higher Authority rule of law. Morality is the backbone for the rule of law; it hinges on the difference between right and wrong. Those who advocate absolutes (such as, thou shall not steal, murder, lie, etc.) are not prudes. It is the secular enemies of the traditional family, citizen self-rule and limited government who are raising havoc.
“The strides made by Marxism at American universities in the last two decades are breathtaking,” says New York University’s Herbert London. He reported that two self-declared Marxist historians, Eugene Genovese and William A. Williams, were elected presidents of the Organization of American Historians in successive elections. Louis Kampf, a radical favoring oppressive Marxist politics, “. . . was elected president of the Modern Languages Association.” “Marxist academics are today’s power elite in the universities” (Georgie Anne Geyer, “Marxism Thrives on Campuses,” a Denver Post article, quoted by Arnold Beichman, August 29, 1989, B 7).
In the fall of 2005, researchers conducted a survey of some 14,000 freshmen and seniors at 50 colleges and universities. Students were asked 60 multiple-choice questions to measure their knowledge in four subject areas: America’s history, government, international relations and market economy. The seniors, on average, failed all four subjects; their overall average score was 53.2 percent (University of Connecticut’s National Civic Literacy Board, The Coming Crisis in Citizenship: Higher Education’s Failure to Teach America’s History and Institutions, September 26, 2006).
- Judge-made Precedents that reject the meaning and intent of the Constitution— Young people and adult citizens are being cheated. This is illustrated by the disruption of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on November 2, 2005: “Parents’ fundamental right to control the upbringing of their children . . . does not extend beyond the threshold of the school door,” and that a government school has the right to provide its students with “. . . whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise” (Fields v. School District, No. 03-56499, D.C. No. CV-03-00457-JVS). This unconscionable judge-made law strengthens union bosses, leftist teachers and radicals, if any, on school boards.
- Socialists build upon the emotions of sensuality—Free education, free sex, male/female shared bathroom and shower facilities, excessive government welfare and hatred for the American free enterprise system may sound good if you are not being taught the truth.
From the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, “. . . four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four [is] infected with at least one of the diseases, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday” (Lawrence K. Altman, New York Times, March 11, 2008; “One in Four U.S. Teenage Girls Have STD’s, Study Finds,” International Herald Tribune, March 12, 2008).
And, to close with another gem from Margaret Thatcher: “Socialists cry ‘Power to the people’, and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State.”
~ D. Norris