How much socialism

Charles Spurgeon

The Constitution forbids government intrusion into a man’s reasoned convictions.

Why then should government act on his behalf, and without his consent, by giving his tax dollars to non-governmental nonprofit organizations to which he objects?

If he refuses to pay taxes, his property is seized. Therefore one cannot deny he is forced to support non-governmental entities that may be in opposition to his deeply held convictions.

If you believe a non-profit entity should be supported, write a check. But do not force your neighbor to participate in the support an organization that may act in opposition to his deeply held convictions.

Example: Your local government may think it is a good idea to support Planned Parenthood.  If government is forbidden from intruding into your deeply held convictions, should it be acceptable to support Planned Parenthood with your taxes, a “non-profit” to which you may find deeply offensive?

You may believe your ‘local’ government would never support Planned Parenthood. You may or may not be correct. The name of the organization is irrelevant. It is the conservative principle that matters most to me.

Twenty years ago I would never have imagined how deeply socialism would have crept into our culture.  I believe the more we allow government to act on our behalf, the more socialistic our society becomes.

Who now even notices when our schools serve “free” meals to all the children 18 years of age and younger? Who would object to feeding the children? When did it become your responsibility to feed my kids?

Does anyone even notice now when teachers instruct every student in their class at the beginning of a school year, to dump all the school supplies, purchased by individual parents, in the floor. Then ensure each student picks up exactly the same number of each item? Parents quickly learned it doesn’t matter what supplies they send to school with their kids, they all end up with the same – socialism.

Bottom line – It is inane to suggest that in a Constitutional Republic it is the role of government to decide which charity you should support, or that it is your responsibility to feed my kids.

How much socialism are you willing to tolerate?

 

By Lenny Leatherman

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  1. “I want a government small enough to fit inside the Constitution.”
    – Harry Browne

    “One who uses coercion is guilty of deliberate violence. Coercion is inhuman.”
    – Mahatma Gandhi

    “If someone can’t agree that your person, property, privacy and people are unqualifiedly ONLY your affair, that person(s) or collective force known as “government”, is your enemy”
    Senator Blutarsky @ 2015

    Gradualism…………has slowly, in stealth, overtaken our churches, or schools, our public entities, committees, and consensus of opinion. Why ?

    Because the weak and the cowardly lean together to force a coercion , for the ” collective good “, since they are incapable via their own intellect and ingenuity, to do so . The envy of excellence is the jealous motivation of the cowardly and the inept.

    “The object of life is not be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
    Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD)

    “It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose,
    and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men. ”
    H.L. Mencken [1926]

    “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
    – Gustave Le Bon

    “I call that mind free which protects itself against the usurpations of society, which does not cower to human opinions, which feels itself accountable to a higher tribunal than man’s. ”
    — William Ellery Channing

    “It is easy to be conspicuously “compassionate” if others are being forced to pay the cost.”
    – Murray Rothbard

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