Monday, October 29, 2007

Quotable Quotes: On Socialism

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson.

Socialism as we understand it didn't exist in Jefferson's day but he obviously had an uncomfortable inkling it was coming. Sadly, it seems that we as a people have decided not to heed this Founder's warning.

5 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

Youre so right...and we allow Hill to have her way..say h'lo to communism..eeeeeeeeeek!

JMK said...

That is sadly and undeniably true.

But today's socialists will retort, "You're not quting Jefferson, are you? He was a slave-holding racist."

That's about the extent of their minimalist understanding.

PoorGrrl said...

It always amazes me that today's leftists get so upset over "slave-holding racist[s]" from hundreds of years ago but care nothing about the people slaughtered by communists and Muslim terrorists in the here and now. And no, Angel, we won't be saying "h'lo" to communism as long as I have something to say about it!

JMK said...

Not surprising, since they tend to have nothing much to say about the chattel slavery that still goes on to this day in large swaths of Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab/Muslim world.

Agrarian societies were almost always slave-based economies, because slavery, under those conditions is economically viable.

It's Capitalism that puts a value to the work of each and every individual worker. In a sense, it's the advent of capitalism that eradicated slavery in Western Europe and the rest of the "industrialized" or "Frist World."

mccommas said...

As Ann Coulter points out every chance she gets Democrats were in favor of slavery when it really mattered...