The march to socialism

In a recent article at worldnetdaily.com, Joseph Farah pointed out America is marching headlong into socialism. He followed that article up with a second article entitled “What’s wrong with socialism?” The second article was necessary, he contends, because too many young Americans are just plain ignorant of the horrid nature of socialism and keep sending him e-mails asking him that very question.

sovietsoldierthid1I contend this march began years ago with FDR (and, it should be noted, his socialist policies are directly responsible for a recession becoming “The Great Depression”). But anyone who has been paying attention lately can see this trend accelerating. Just a quick glance through the headlines turns up any number of stories illustrating this point:

  1. Our government is on the verge of enforcing censorship. Not only is this grossly unconstitutional, but the silencing of dissent is the mark of totalitarian states. Then again, the constitution ceased to be the standard by which our government operates years ago. Of course those in power in our federal government don’t call it “censorship.” Oh no, they hide their intent in friendly terms like, “The Fairness Doctrine.”
  2. Our government engages in intimidation. Anyone who dares to express a view contrary to official state doctrine will be humiliated — as an example to others.
  3. The elimination of private property is actually being considered. Argentina recently “nationalized” all private retirement accounts. That means the government of Argentina stole millions from it’s citizens. The Democrats in the United States are actually considering similar measures. Again, they won’t call it the seizure of private assets. They will call it the “rescue” of American investment.

American politicians have long sought to increase government power. But, in years past they’ve at least had to work very hard to fool voters into thinking they were not. This election year there are candidates who don’t even bother to hide their Marxist ideology. And millions of Americans support them anyway.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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