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WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS TURNING TO SOCIALISM?

Posted by Tim Bryce on July 10, 2018

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– Most people do not understand the differences between Capitalism and Socialism.

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The news lately is filled with expressions of anger from leftist Democrats. They are angry about the country’s immigration policies, believing our borders should be open to anyone wanting to enter regardless if they have a criminal background or not; they try to portray President Trump as a lying and immoral tyrant; they are demanding the elimination of ICE, as well as the general suppression of law enforcement, and; they are particularly angry the president will replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy with a conservative jurist, someone who will adhere to a strict interpretation of the Constitution rather than enacting law from the bench.

The Left has taken to the streets in protest and adopted a policy of harassment towards Republicans. This will only increase as we approach the 2018 midterm elections, and it goes well beyond the protests of 1968 as it is more akin to the visceral rhetoric preceding the Civil War. In particular, young people have become willing pawns of the Left in advocating anarchy and socialism.

It is disturbing young people do not truly grasp the nature of socialism or capitalism, probably because they were never taught these concepts in school, other than teachers and professors advocating the socialist agenda. As such, students are being brainwashed into believing socialism is good and capitalism is evil. While capitalism is commonly portrayed as another form of greed by the “10%” controlling the wealth, socialism is sold as a more “fair and equitable” solution.

In reality, capitalism is a celebration of the individual’s right to try and succeed, requiring a sense of risk. In contrast, socialism concentrates on the rights of the group overall, controlled by government, thereby suppressing individual ambition and risk. Unlike capitalism which allows for failure, there is no such sense of loss in socialism, nor sense of victory. Essentially, everyone receives a trophy, win or lose. The two socioeconomic programs are as different as night and day, and are simply incompatible.

Socialism’s group dynamics may sound appealing to the uneducated, but it has a horrible track record over the years. Whenever it has been tried, and failed, life eventually returns to capitalism which is more natural to the human spirit. Whereas socialism is revolutionary, capitalism is more evolutionary as described by Darwin’s Natural Selection. Under capitalism, the strongest company survives, and if a company fails, another will replace it learning from its failures, thereby promoting innovation, invention, and strength. In other words, capitalism naturally lends itself to higher production, not so under Socialism.

Under capitalism, the individual is entitled to enjoy the fruits of his/her labor, such as financial rewards. This is an important benefit derived from risk. Under socialism, there is no such concept, and instead of the individual benefiting, the wealth is evenly distributed to the work force, regardless if they earned it or not. In other words, a weak worker benefits at the same rate as a strong worker.

Today’s American socialists believe in free entitlements for everyone, such as college education, food and housing, transportation, and jobs. This may sound enticing, but they have no clue as to how to pay for all of this.

John Stossel provides a fine video further describing the differences between “Capitalism vs Socialism.”

To encourage entrepreneurship, our founding fathers took steps to safeguard the intellectual property of the individual. This specifically includes Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, wherein the powers of Congress are defined. It states, in part, “The Congress shall have Power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;”. This led to such institutions as the Patent and Copyright offices which were specifically designed to safeguard an individual’s intellectual property. As early as 1790, the first patent and copyright were approved. At the time, safeguarding intellectual property in this manner was rare to the rest of the world. By promoting the entrepreneurial rights of the individual, our forefathers were embracing capitalism.

Interestingly, to clarify the ideological differences in this country, while the Democrats have embraced socialism, the Republicans have embraced capitalism. This also explains why Democrats want to do away with the Constitution, and why the Republicans embrace it. Taking it a step further, this provides the rationale as to why patriotism has hit a new low in the United States, according to GALLUP. Whereas Republicans are still proud of their country, there was a “sharp declines since 2017 among liberals, Democrats.”

Another area of confusion is the fundamental nature of our government, is it a Democracy or a Republic? Under a Democracy, the people vote on everything which is unworkable to just about any size country. Instead, we elect people to represent our interests, specifically Congress and the White House. These are people whose job it is to study our problems, debate issues, and formulate policies and courses of action. Make no mistake, America is a Republic. As another key ideological difference in this country, whereas Democrats refer to America as a Democracy, Republicans refer to it as a Republic. This also explains why Democrats revile the Electoral College as prescribed by the Constitution, believing a popular vote should be the sole criteria for electing a president, not a representative based solution.

So, why are the Democrats so loud in their protests? First, as they have lost control over the Congress and Presidency they have become more desperate to regain control. More importantly, they do not want a country as defined by the Constitution as it interferes with socialism. This is why they want open borders, suppress the power of law enforcement, and do not want a Constitutional jurist as appointed by Mr. Trump. All of this gets in the way of their agenda.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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8 Responses to “WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS TURNING TO SOCIALISM?”

  1. Tim Bryce said

    A J.T. of Dunedin, Florida wrote…

    “Nice, so right! You are very good at explaining the difference.”

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  2. Tim Bryce said

    A J.W. of Washington, DC wrote…

    “Your argument is as always well crafted and presented in a thoughtful way. As Democrat, I disagree with it in so much as the type of socialism speak of is being focused on by the farthest left part of the party. I could make the argument that Freedom Caucus on the Republican Party wants to do away with all entailments.

    The most effective leadership comes from the center, Reagan was Conservative but worked with Tip O’Neal to get much of his agenda passed. Just as Clinton worked with Newt to again do things including have a balanced budget. In the 1980’s it was O’Neal who rallied Democrats to pass Reagan legislation when the GOP did not want to help their president at the time. Also, in 1994 when Clinton wanted an assault weapons ban passed it was Reagan who along with Ford and Carter who wrote a letter to all members of Congress to get the bill passed.

    Through the final year of George W. Bush, through Obama and now Trump, we see the center of both parties being pushed out by the far right on the GOP side and the far left on the Democratic side. Last week for my Politically Incorrect Podcast that will air this week Frank Visco, the former head of the California GOP and a personal friend of Reagan supports President Trump but wondered out loud if Reagan could have led this present day version of the GOP.

    Also, not all of us want to see ICE abolished and are every bit fond of the constitution as the GOP. I want strong borders with a fair path to enter this country, I want to see a real health care plan, but I also want both sides to play together and honestly, I think they would if McConnell would let them. Lemar Alexander and Patty Murray have had a heathcare repair bill that has 60 members of the Senate behind it in a true bi-partisan way but the Senate Majority leader won’t let it come to the floor.

    So, even now there are members of Congress who want to work together but they aren’t being allowed.

    Rant over 🙂

    Thanks for the good work and I always keep the faith!”

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  3. Tim Bryce said

    A W.H. of Boulder, Colorado wrote…

    “One thing that strikes me as pretty indicative of the partisanship in our political system today is the fact that I’ve seen a number of the more “visible” democratic talking heads outright saying they were going to fight against the SCOTUS nomination by Trump even before anyone announced WHO it was. So, they didn’t care who was nominated, they were going to vote against it without even giving the person a chance to testify, answer questions, or in any other way prove that they were or were not going to meet whatever litmus test those arguing against the nomination had.

    Frankly, I think that’s particularly disgusting. As my daughter has said, if Trump was to give everyone in the country a million dollars, these people would bitch and moan about it and say it wasn’t good enough.”

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  4. Tim Bryce said

    A T.S. of Tampa, Florida wrote…

    “Well said and true as to the Doc’s true agenda and desires. Stay strong and true to yourself in keeping America Strong!”

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  5. Tim Bryce said

    An A.M. of Tampa, Florida wrote…

    “The Godless bunch. Playing right into the devils hands!!!”

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  6. […] of the writers and speakers have done their homework and are re-examining history and the merits of socialism versus capitalism. They have suddenly come to the realization of the untruthfulness of the main stream media, and the […]

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  7. […] of the writers and speakers have done their homework and are re-examining history and the merits of socialism versus capitalism. They have suddenly come to the realization of the untruthfulness of the main stream media, and the […]

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  8. Tim Bryce said

    An S.B. of Dunedin, Florida wrote…

    “I wish they would go and live in a Socialist Country for awhile and then tell us how they like it”

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