Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Submitted by: John Porter

              I have been asked by many people around the Country if I would write an explanation of Socialism, its inherent evils and the effects it would have upon us as individuals. The following is my attempt at answering that request.  For certain, it would be a death blow to capitalism as well as to the God-given freedoms which we have enjoyed for so long in the United States.

Our country’s economic system is Capitalism, based upon private ownership of property, which includes the means of production and distribution and for the creation of goods or services for income and profit by individuals. It is a free market economic system based on the recognition of individual rights to own property (lands, businesses, goods, etc.).  Such rights give individuals security and a means to control their own affairs, thus their own destiny. 

Under Capitalism, private citizens, with their ownership of property, are responsible for the production and distribution of goods.  Whereas, Socialism is government ownership of property and control of production and distribution. The essential characteristic of Socialism is the denial of individual property rights. Individuals have no control over their own affairs and destiny. Almost every aspect of living will be regulated by government. 

Someone has correctly written, "Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be in it's own tribal, or collective good."

I do not believe the majority of the American people would knowingly or willingly adopt Socialism, once understood.  However, it has been seeping in, little by little, over the past one hundred years pushed by progressives and liberals. For the last several years and most currently, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  IF we aren’t careful, every fragment of a socialist state will be adopted, until one day America will be a full-blown socialist nation, without realizing how it happened. Many fragments of it were adopted this week in the Democrat Party's Platform, and the teaming up of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in their full support of it.

Karl Marx, the nineteenth century German socialist revolutionary, taught that “Democracy is the road to Socialism” and preached that "Socialism represents the stage following Capitalism in a country transforming to Communism.” The platforms of Liberals, Progressives and Socialists are drawn from either Communism, Marxism or Fascism. They are all varying degrees of Socialism known as totalitarian concepts, differing in degrees only. There is not one example of a Socialist country, past or present, ever producing the level of prosperity and happiness for the people which our system of Capitalism and private enterprise, individual ownership of property, has accomplished. If there were, people would not be cutting fences, climbing walls, swimming rivers or loading onto boats to escape those countries to get into the United States.

The Representative Republic of the United States with our Capitalist and Free Enterprise Market System has been the world's dominant economic system for over two hundred years. Within it, the means of production of goods and the distribution of those goods are owned by individuals. Since America’s beginnings, the freedom of private ownership and free enterprise with it's spirit of competition, have led to the abundance of food and products, more efficiency, lower prices, better products and rising prosperity. The production of food and materials and private individual prosperity has never been – can never be - equaled by any socialist country.

The people of almost every country on the continent of Africa are starving to death. Daily, we are shown the fly blown faces of these starving people. Every one of those countries have Socialist governments of some form. Every country on the continent of Europe (European Common Market) is today experiencing the results of the evils of Socialism with extremely high taxes and poor economies. Glaring examples are Greece with it's economic collapse, closely followed by Spain and Portugal, with the same fate closing in on the remainder of Europe, to the point the people of England voted to abandon it. Despite tax rates of 80% and more they are drowning in public debt without enough food and goods to support the people. Hillary Clinton, a strong proponent of Socialism, will lead our Country toward that same end.

How would Socialism affect YOU as an individual? By necessity, tax rates in America will reach upward of 90%, and our way of life will be exactly like that in Europe. Socialized health care will mandate who your doctor will be, even whether or not you are a candidate for treatment of an illness, private ownership of property will be denied, starting and maintaining a business impossible. Even the small things in our everyday lives such as the kind of windows you may put in your house and the type of light bulbs you may buy.  The list of evils of Socialism is a long one.  Be warned - Socialism is nothing more than the sharing of misery. 

The proponents of Socialism, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and others, use the plight of the poor, the disenfranchised and the jobless with their promises to equalize income, redistribution of wealth, level the economic playing field, free college for all, take from those who have and give to those who have not, to take power and control the people. The concept that, with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically in the United States, will be destroyed.

Most Americans think this could NOT happen here. I used to think that … until I realized differently.  Not only can it happen here, IT IS happening here – right here, right now. 

We, that would be you and me, must fight what is happening.  We cannot sit this one out.  We cannot rely on someone else doing it for us.  We have a duty and an obligation to protect, defend and preserve our Country, our freedom, our way of life. We must be devoted to our Free Republic and it's Constitution, and strengthen our resolve to keep it. If we must die, let us stand tall and die on our feet, fighting, and not on our knees in subjugation. We don’t have a lot of time. IF we lose, that loss will come at an unthinkable cost to every American. November 8th, 2016 you will have your opportunity to save yourself and this nation from Hillary Clinton and her ambitions to gain power and Socialize this wonderful country.

The price of freedom has always come with a hefty price tag. Not a single American soldier has ever died in defense of Socialism.

I encourage you to distribute this writing in any way you wish. 

Until next time: May God bless you and yours;
Your friend in freedom;
John Porter

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