We’re being told by some that the people of the United States want socialism. The thing of it is, we already have a mild form of socialism. In it’s now famous “We Are All Socialists Now” cover, Newsweek wrote:
The U.S. government has already—under a conservative Republican administration—effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries. That seems a stronger sign of socialism than $50 million for art. Whether we want to admit it or not—and many, especially Congressman Pence and Hannity, do not—the America of 2009 is moving toward a modern European state.
Such socialist/communist policies have a long history in the United States. Democrats and Republicans have contributed to these programs.
The public school system is a socialistic system. People who don’t send their children to the public schools or have no children are forced to pay for the schools. The public schools are mostly indoctrination centers. Yes, there are some relatively good public schools, but for the most part, government education in the United States is a failed system that perpetuates socialism.
There are many things that can’t be taught in a government school, and there are things that must be taught. All by the force of government. There are now laws forcing the same-sex and transgender insanity on students. God was booted out long ago. The State is now a god. Maybe even “the God” for millions of people since the State is the No. 1 provider (with confiscated and fiat money) for so many.
Much of what our government has been doing for more than a hundred years is straight out of the Communist Manifesto of 1848:
Abolition of Property in Land and Application of all Rents of Land to Public Purpose.
A Heavy Progressive or Graduated Income Tax.
Abolition of All Rights of Inheritance.
Confiscation of the Property of All Emigrants and Rebels.
Centralization of Credit in the Hands of the State, by Means of a National Bank with State Capital and an Exclusive Monopoly.
Centralization of the Means of Communication and Transport in the Hands of the State.
Extension of Factories and Instruments of Production Owned by the State, the Bringing Into Cultivation of Waste Lands, and the Improvement of the Soil Generally in Accordance with a Common Plan.
Equal Liability of All to Labor. Establishment of Industrial Armies, Especially for Agriculture.
Combination of Agriculture with Manufacturing Industries; Gradual Abolition of the Distinction Between Town and Country by a More Equable Distribution of the Population over the Country.
Free Education for All Children in Public Schools. Abolition of Children’s Factory Labor in its Present Form. Combination of Education with Industrial Production.
Some of the above planks have been challenged. We still have an inheritance tax, but it’s been modified with hard work from constitutionalists. The graduated or progressive income tax is the big one. It is criminal that anyone should have 30 percent of his or her income confiscated by our government. We have the Federal Reserve. It’s worse than a national bank. Where in the Constitution is there any mention of the Federal Reserve?
There’s still a push for the government to regulate the Internet by the FCC.
The one institution that perpetuates the socialist/communist principles?: “Free education for all children in public schools.”
Many point to Social Security and Medicare as success stories. For the first people to benefit from the programs, yes, the programs have been a success. But now they are on the verge of bankruptcy…