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Those prescient words, spoken by Albert Einstein, seem to have relevance today, especially if you listen to the candidates for the Democrat nomination for president.
In order to generate votes and to appeal to the very vocal far-left base of the Democrat Party, the Democrat candidates are spouting nonsense as facts . Most all are championing many of the economic theories and principles of Socialism. An example of what these candidates are proposing include the following: latching onto the “New Green Deal”; Medicare for all; removal of all walls and fences at the U.S. border; abolishing the Electoral College; free college tuition and mass student debt forgiveness; letting imprisoned convicts vote; and, in addition, letting 16 year old's vote. It has been estimated that if all these cockamamie proposals are enacted, we would have a national debt of around $94 trillion. Outrageous !
It takes an exceptionally high degree of arrogance on the part of these Democrat candidates to believe that he/she is the one who could make a centrally planned system work by instituting a form of socialism or socialism itself. Nowhere, where socialism has been instituted, has socialism brought prosperity to that nation. In fact, the results have produced repression of individuals and abject poverty among the populace. Examples would be the now defunct U.S.S.R., Cuba, Nicaragua, and that embattled country of Venezuela, to name just a few of the economic basket cases around the world.
How could a substantial number of our population fall for this “snake oil”? One answer might be the failure of our educational system to instill the values of capitalism and free enterprise. Most of our educators (80% to 90%) in our public schools and colleges are purveyors of the socialist doctrine, who then indoctrinate their economic views in their classrooms to “heads full of mush” (their students). Most of these students graduate without a basic foundation of basic economic principles of capitalism and free enterprise. These are the voters being targeted by the left-leaning Democrat candidates in their campaigns. This might explain the rise of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Falling for the lure of getting something
for nothing and thinking that it is free.
Our Democratic Republic was founded by our founding fathers to empower the individual over the state, whereby we give everyone the opportunity to succeed in life and not the guarantee of success. Many of our citizens have flourished under that thought process, but some have not taken advantage of the opportunities available to them. The old expression of “you can lead a horse to water, but you can't force it to drink” certainly applies to many of the “losers” in our society who have become addicted to drugs, crime, and have looked upon the government for their sustenance. Unfortunately, quite a few people have come to believe that society (the government) owes them a living. That is the main cause in the rise of homelessness and
government dependence around the country. The old saying that “if you reward something, you get more of it”, certainly applies to the problems of homelessness and illegal immigration that confront us today.
So, the words of that genius Albert Einstein, had it right when he said, “If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts” is right on.
Will those politicians who promote the appeal of giving the citizens “free stuff” in order to get their votes, change their ways before it is too late? Let's hope common sense prevails so that President Trump's slogan of “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” resonates throughout the country. We want to remain an exceptional country and not become a mediocre country.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
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