Socialism is against biblical and American traditions


In Economics 101, we learned that socialism is an economic system in which society, through its government, owns and / or controls land, labor, capital, the means of production and / or distribution of goods or services. Socialism is contrary to American tradition and undermines our historical principles, our economic viability and our freedom of choice. History has proven that it is virtually impossible for a people to “share the wealth”. Imposed “equality”, or even “equity”, only results in “sharing of poverty”. Socialism does not produce real wealth; it just redistributes it. One of the many examples is the Plymouth Plantation. In 1620 a group, wishing to separate themselves from the Church of England, so that they could worship in a purer, more Bible-like way, sailed the Mayflower from England to Plymouth. United by a common commitment of Christian beliefs, they decided to pool everything (voluntary socialism). The colony went through two years of misery, famine and death. It was only after agreeing that each family was entitled to its own property and benefits that the colony began to thrive. When they learned that by exerting effort beyond what they were willing to do for unrecognizable benefits (benefits hidden in the “common purse”), many would endure hardships and hardships beyond “Normal” in order to have more (and / or different) food on the table, clothes in the closet, etc.

If one is prepared to send society into stagnation to accomplish an obscure or mysterious sense of fairness, equality, fairness or justice, one should clearly reveal to a “democratic” society that poverty rather than wealth is what to look forward to. Individuals would not have free and open choices of insurance coverage, energy sources, automotive “accessories”, medical procedures, educational pursuits, career paths, and so on. Socialism cannot increase freedom but imposes slavery on the “social good”, / “the social will” or “the diktats of the authoritarians of the State”.

The “Christian socialist” may falsely point to Acts 4 and 5 as the precedent. Throughout the scriptures, including these chapters, God upholds the principle of private property. It should be true (history does not confirm this) that if a society is made up only of those who have honestly and willingly (trusting God for his power) committed to uphold the principles of Matthew 22: 36-40 (“Master, which is the great commandment of the law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and the great commandment. And the second is similar: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments rest all the Law and the Prophets.”) “that” society may find its utopia. I do not find in the scriptures or in history ANY hope of imposing “just, sharing the wealth” to achieve wealth or equity.

Neither the “Sermon on the Mount” nor the account in Acts 4-5 justifies coercive government action or group activity. An honest examination of either should quickly reveal that the “positive” activities and behaviors that could be encouraged therein are personal, individual, voluntary, and expected only from those who were followers of Christ and who would be happy. to please him by their behavior. . There is absolutely NO suggestion that these behaviors were expected of anyone other than individual disciples of Christ or volunteer groups thereof.

A single socialized element does not create a fully socialist society, but it advances a person. When we give the government the power to control mail delivery, the education system, the banking system, our charities, our auto industries, the uses of our goods, our energy sources, etc., after a certain period of time, it becomes real (potentially oppressive) Power. Clearly, by subterfuge, the Fabians were winning before Obama, Pelosi and Reid came out of the closet to push for a real revolution. [“to radically transform”–Obama] (the “progressives” have gradually taken control since the 1880s {or before}). We are inclined to take our freedoms for granted.

Pray sincerely that God will accomplish His will and, please, protect our freedoms, turning the hearts of Sanders’ or Ocasio-Cortez’s servants, lawmakers, bureaucrats and executives not only to the truths of the Word of God, but also the lessons of history. (Proverbs 21: 1: “The heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord, like rivers of water; he turns it where he pleases.”)

– Ted Weathers is a resident of Siloam Springs and a member of the Siloam Springs Writers Guild. The opinions expressed are those of the author.

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