Saturday, December 3, 2011

America Is Becoming A Socialist Nation

Norman Mattoon Thomas was born in 1884 and died in 1968.  He was a leading American Socialist, pacifist and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. In 1944, Norman Thomas, as a candidate for president said in a speech,
  " The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
He went on to say,
 " I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."
I agree with Mr. Thomas, but I would also include many in the Republican Party who have strayed from their conservative roots. I would most certainly include Sen. Richard Lugar in this group of Republicans.
The next national election may be the most important in the history of this country. We must elect individuals who will put our country, and it's citizens, first and reduce the size of government by reducing or eliminating programs. We must elect people who will be fiscally responsible and will respect the First and Second Amendments by promoting individual rights as outlined in our Constitution. We must elect individuals who will not tread on our Constitution, but will live by its words. The words “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America” seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
During the next few months, we must scrutinize every candidate who is running for public office. We must elect candidates who will adhere to the Constitution and will take their oath of office very serious. I encourage everyone to become engaged in the political process and be able to vote intelligently in the next election. Our country needs you.
All of the taxes we pay today did not exist 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous nation in the world with no national debt and with the largest middle class in the world. What happened? Politicians!
Minnie The Moocher

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