We aren't socialist — yet

May 19, 2010|By Thomas F. Schaller

It is interesting that The Sun sent Tom Schaller, top resident socialist from academia, the largest bastion of socialism, to tell us we are a "far cry from socialism" in America. He is only partly right. We are on a definite path to socialism. With the government taking over major industries, such as the auto industry, the health care industry and attempting to regulate the Internet, it won't be long until we in America will be suffering the same fates as those European countries he and most other liberals adore.

With nearly 40 percent of Americans exempt from paying taxes and receiving handouts from government by increasing the burden on the upper class, one can see that it won't be long until we reach that plateau. With the government failing to seal our borders and placing illegal aliens on the dole, the road to socialism is not too far distant.

I am reminded of the words of a great statesman, not even an American, Winston Churchill, who characterized socialism as "a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, the gospel of envy, and its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."

Julius G. Angelucci, Silver Spring

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