Some of you may have seen this video before but the lesson is ever more prescient and needed today. Winston Churchill said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
My conservative philosophical mentor, Thomas Sowell, offered, “We have traded that which works, for that which sounds good.”
Being told everyone gets something for free sure sounds good, but as Milton Friedman said, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” The problem is, someone always has to pay and according to President Obama’s progressive policy, it’s the people who actually produce something.
But as Margaret Thatcher said, “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
The reason why Obamacare is failing is because, as with all socialist policies, it’s rooted in the premise of wealth redistribution. And doggone it, but people just don’t like to give up their hard-earned wealth.
Share this video with your kids and see if they would like the concept of grade redistribution. Wanna know what a real American constitutional education looks like? Check out Hillsdale College.
It pains me to no end that we have so dumbed down our education system and allowed it to be permeated by progressive socialists that we were not able to totally reject this failed philosophy. Yet.