The late Adrian Rodgers, a noted author of several books, wrote a persuasive article against socialism, “World Wealth, The Problem with Socialism”. I believe his thoughts are as appropriate today as they were several years ago:
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for receiving. The government cannot give to anybody that which the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my friend, is about the end of any nation.”
The Message is plain, “You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it”.
Unfortunately, there is a growing belief within our country today that the only reason state socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it has been tried is because the right people have not been in charge. Who do we know in the current congress in Washington, D.C. who shares this belief?
Thomas S. Hennal