Here is a concerned citizens t ake on America's move from Capitalism to Socialism.
By Kathryn Milliron, Staff Writer, Politisite.com and Iron Mill News
I’ve heard a great deal of talk in the conservative realm about the liberals of the country trying very hard to push the US from being a capitalist country into being a socialist country. Many have been saying that our current president is himself a “socialist”.
Being your average Jane, I did not have a firm understanding of the differences between the two and the type of impact that change would have on the lives of the average citizens of our fair country. So I began to research. The more I researched, the angrier I became.
I began with a simple search for the terms capitalism and socialism.
According to Merriam-Webster.com, the definition of capitalism is:
: an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.
On Merriam-Webster. com, the definition of socialism is:
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state 3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
Okay, so I now know the definitions. And so far I do not like what the definition of socialism has to offer. Where is the freedom that this country is so accustomed to?
Well, since I clearly I did not know about the implications of this “change” I decided to go back and see what our founding Fathers had to say in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. They did form this country after all, so they know what the US was intended to be.
The Declaration of Independence says:
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