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The case against socialism

The basic premise of modern socialism: the government has the right to take money from one man and give it to another man whom it feels has a need for it. However, when one considers the fact that most people in need are in need through their own foolishness or fault (laziness, improvidence, excesses, etc.) and that most people will lie and cheat to get something for free and that government is highly incompetent and inefficient in anything it does (easily duped and highly wasteful in its use of taxpayer money), the case for socialism is not very good. The end result of socialism is that, to a very large extent, the lazy and immoral get a free ride at the expense of the honest and hard working. That is not justice. It is injustice.

Once the government assumes the right to redistribute wealth (move wealth from one class of people to another), the extent to which it goes in redistributing it is all a matter of politics. When redistribution has reached a point in which the receivers outnumber the givers, it all becomes a case of ten wolves and three sheep at a table voting on what to have for dinner.

June 2014

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