The Wisdom of the Ages and the Ignorance of Today

Allen West has offered two quotes that are significant given that our President has just delivered one of the most clearly socialist State of the Union addresses in American history.

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”  Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill

“Property is the fruit of labor…property is desirable…is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let him not who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”  Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

 Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2015/01/80-minutes-state-union-distilled-5/

Our President would take from those who have worked to produce and save in order to ”redistribute wealth” to those who have done neither.  Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill understood the value of capitalism and the fallacy of socialism.  Unfortunately, due to lack of repetition in our homes, schools and media, their words are rapidly fading in the memories of many.

About Doc

I am a Psychologist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. I work with abused children and with agencies which try to both prevent abuse and to empower those who have been abused. I feel strongly about child abuse and take every action I can to prevent it and to support the children I work with who have experienced it. I also feel strongly about politics and especially the course being taken by our nation. I believe that America is at a critical point in its development. How we answer the challenges from Islamic fascists and from our own internal enemies in the media, government, and academia will determine America’s future and the future of our children. I believe that if we don’t take the correct course now, America will go the way of Europe and that we will not reach the potential set out by our founding fathers. I believe that it is now getting serious. My gravitar is from "Darkman".
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