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  • commr51 commr51 Jul 1, 2011 2:03 PM Flag

    Germany has a super strong middle class. A form of socialism that works.

    You wrote:

    "Under Communism the government controlls the corporations. Under Fascism the Corporations control the government. Socialism is Power to the People."

    It is clear to me you are not willing to understand what George Washington recognized over 200 years ago:

    “Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. Government is force; like fire it is a dangerous servant -- and a fearful master.”

    I can not state it better than others have, but I like how GW sums it up - it does not matter what form government takes - it is and will always be an instrument of force. So, if you like freedom, you want government to not have too many powers, save those to guarantee property and individual rights. Such a view is totally the opposite of marxism, socialism, fascism as none of these systems place the rights of the individual above all else.

    As for the so-called "representatives" elected to positions of power in any form of government, they will, at best, exert a derivative of the "people's will".

    In the spirit of the approaching holiday, I quote one more beloved founder (standing with Washington as the only other President belonging on Mt Rushmore):

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

    Not the right to secure "social justice". Not the right to free healthcare. Not the right to a good paying job. Just the freedom to secure these things by one's own hard work.

    All that remains in the U.S. is for one group to "dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them".

 
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