Category Archives: Capitalism

He’s A Raging Socialist and Doesn’t Realize It

Here’s this short and sweet conversation from Facebook on a conservative group. This guy is a socialist, and he doesn’t even realize it.

He clearly doesn’t get it. He thinks that taxes are his generous donation, and I’m the stupid one. This is not a rare conversation on that group. This one is more succinct than most, but there are people who consider themselves to be good conservatives who are actually raging socialists. They are the problem with this country.

Social security seems to be a hot button for many of the people receiving its benefits. I don’t know how old this guy is, but that was his main issue. I think that receiving or depending on that government check in the mail will make you blind to certain facts. It is important that we don’t accept the bait of government “gifts” as much as possible, because there seems to be a hook hidden in them.

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Wicked Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is a bigot who votes against people on the basis of their religious beliefs.

He did to the guy exactly what he’s accusing the guy of. That is the kind of absurdity and hypocrisy that rejecting Christ leads to. Bernie’s brand of socialism is wicked because it is based on government theft, and appeals to the covetousness of the people.

I try not to spend too much time on federal politics, but I will take a moment to expose stupidity at any level.

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Ann Coulter’s Marxist Line of Thought

Ann Coulter said, “You want a higher minimum wage? Turn off the spigot of low-wage workers pouring into the U.S. and it will rise on its own through the iron law of supply and demand.”

That quote is self-contradictory. If Ann is so concerned about obeying the iron law of supply and demand, why does she still want government interference in the free market? Who is going to turn off the spigot of low-wage workers? Government, of course (cops to be exact). She’s fine with them interfering with the market in that way, but doesn’t want them interfering with the market to raise the minimum wage.

We need a higher level of thinking among conservatives. We need pastors to step up and teach what the Bible teaches on these things. The law of God is a firm foundation for capitalism.

Don’t pretend to be a constitution-loving, free-market, small-government conservative if you support government harassment of non-criminal individuals crossing the border. You’re a Marxist who wants government control of the labor market. You’re just as bad as Bernie Sanders. With conservatives like Ann, who needs liberals?

You have to listen to this short podcast on this topic for a refreshing dose of liberty and capitalism based on Scripture.

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Government Sanctioned Union Thugs

Here’s a story of a guy criticizing red light cameras. The state sent him a fine in the mail.

He is an engineer, but the state of Oregon controls the use of the word “engineer”. This helps engineers with job security and pay rates. They’ve managed to convince the state to give them special rights. In the past, union thugs would go and break people’s bones and threaten and destroy property. Government-sanctioned union thugs just have to send a fine in the mail. Both systems are equally immoral.

There are a million ways that government can show favoritism to certain people. Colorado approves realtors, and realtors have to use their special forms. Realtors get a special dispensation to fill out contracts, which is practicing law. I guess their lobbyists are better than the bar lobbyists, or probably more likely, lawyers don’t want to fill out routine contracts.

Then, there is a box to check on the contract where the buyer can ask the seller to pay for extended coverage title insurance. First of all, title insurance is usually a waste of money. So extended coverage is an absolute joke. But how much extra money do title companies make by selling this extra policy? And how in the world did they get the state to put that little check box on the form that every realtor uses? How many palms got greased?

Can we get a little capitalism and freedom please?

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The Soviet Union Won the Cold War

The Daily Record has an article saying that Canon City elementary and middle schools will be offering free breakfast to every student. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no such thing as a free breakfast.

This is a another way for  our benevolent government to reinforce the lesson that socialism is the answer, and that big government will provide for you. Public schools have been a magnificent success for Marxists in indoctrinating the vast majority of Americans into being good socialists. Republicans are socialists, and even the vast majority of Christians are socialists in spite of the Bible teaching small government and private charity.

The black square is my hidden identity.

I commented on the Daily Record’s facebook post of this article, and you can see the results. I rarely get replies to my comments on Daily Record posts, but in this case I got two, and another saying I should crawl back in my hole, which was deleted. All but one other comment was favorable to the “free” breakfast scheme, in a county that has voted Republican in every election since the dawn of time.

For the life of me, I can’t understand why food stamps are inadequate; welfare is inadequate; and the breakfast that schools already serve is inadequate. I guess we just need to keep government growing.

Clearly, the vast majority of Americans are socialists, taking part in many socialist schemes (Social Security, Medicare, police, roads, libraries, fire services), the most pervasive and evil of which is public school. The USSR handed us our hats in the cold war while giving us the illusion that we won.

Pastors need to speak up about these rubber-meets-the-road topics, but ask your pastor about educating people on what the Bible says about capitalism and free markets, and he’ll probably tell you

  1. It doesn’t say anything.
  2. We should focus on the gospel–not politics.
  3. We shouldn’t rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic.
  4. He is a socialist.

This country may be in the same predicament as the Titanic after striking the iceberg, but that would only be because pastors haven’t been doing their job.

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Thou Shalt Not Covet a Community Center

A group of people are pursuing the idea of a community center in Canon City.

Good for them. Build a community center. Make a boatload of money off of it. Whatever you do, don’t try to fund it with stolen money.

People can build whatever they want. It’s good to build things that are well-run and serve other people. Profit is a measure of how well you have served others. Christians should be the best at turning a profit, because they should be the best at serving others.

However, I have a sneaking suspicion that those who are pursuing this idea would be wanting to raise taxes to pay for it. If that is the case, they will be stealing money from some who have no intention of using the facility to subsidize reasonable prices for those who will use it. Taxation is taking money from people by threats of force. Theft is taking money from people by threats of force.

There is no magical ceremony that can change theft into not theft. Getting 50% plus one to vote in favor of a tax increase isn’t the magical ceremony that makes taxation any less violent.

Covetousness leads to theft, and if these people covet a community center, they are in sin. Voting for any tax increase is to violate the Tenth Commandment.

 

 

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Do Not Fear

The most often repeated command in Scripture is, “Do not fear.” I admit that sometimes it is hard to be optimistic, but the future belongs to Christians (1 Corinthians 3:21-23). Christianity is the only true worldview; all other worldviews lead to death. Therefore, it is the only successful worldview.

It has been shown that those who are optimistic are more likely to succeed. Things change constantly. Things we used to do may not work like they used to, but we can find new things to do that work better.

I think that is the problem that conservatives/Republicans are having now. People are scared to death of Muslims. They’re scared of free trade. It’s really lame. America benefits from free trade. America benefits from Muslims who come here and often convert to Christianity. Christianity is better than Islam; Muslims should be afraid of all the converts they lose to us.

So, conservatives are afraid, and they run to the government to get rid of free trade. They run to the government to keep Muslims out. There is much more to fear from the government than from freedom. And God won’t bless disobedience to His law as even conservatives move to greater socialism.

Do not fear!

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