” A socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state. It will prescribe for every one where they are to work, what they are to work at, where they may go and what they may say. Socialism is an attack on the right to breathe freely. No socialist system can be established without a political police. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance”.
The primary campaign rhetoric from both party’s candidates, especially the Democrats, demonstrate that the voters of the United States have many “closet” Socialists to choose from.
With out exception, all the Democratic candidates advocate elimination of the present free enterprise system of Medical Care for the 13% of Americans who have no medical insurance. These 40 million probably included a majority of the estimated 20-30 million illegals presently in the U.S.
The “seven dwarfs” also advocate the amnesty solution to the illegal immigrant problem in this country. Not exactly a conservative or voter friendly position. That is unless you are an illegal with fake documents that will allow you to vote for an “Amnestyista”.
You hear little about taxation reform from anyone other than my favorite candidate,Fred Thompson. The Dems. all want to eliminate the Bush tax cuts, and are proposing so many welfare programs that the only way to pay for them will be to increase all manner of Federal taxation!
When the issue of protecting the rights of the unborn, the aged and infirmed. No one candidate is out front championing the rights of those who can’t defend themselves or demand equal rights with those illegals who are receiving equal protection in the name of diversity and political correctness.
Deconstructionists have seemed to dictate the parameters of the political debate.
Fred Thompson seems to have the best policy positions and the best political track record among the Republican candidates — and the least effective presentation of himself.
If Senator Thompson can beat the odds and become president, he would probably be better than most of those who have been in the White House in recent times — though that is not extravagant praise.credit for this comment is due Thomas Sowell, and I firmly agree with his position.
As for all the other candidates in both parties, the big question is why anyone takes them seriously as candidates to lead the nation at a time of huge dangers that terrorists will end up with nuclear weapons, whether from Iran or Pakistan.
An ambulance chaser who became wealthy by suing insurance companies, An ex-minister who agrees with the Supreme Court ruling against sodomy laws, a Republican front runner who joined Senator Feingold to strike a blow against first amendment rights in politics, and joined with the worst leftist of all, Ted Kennedy, in sponsoring amnesty for illegals.
A Democrat who believes in busing so much he will have his campaign people bus college students from Iowa who go to college in the Chicago area back to Iowa so they can vote.
He is the Fred Astaire of politics — graceful and elegant, with a surface so pleasing to the eye that it seems mistaken, even greedy, to demand depth. No one, however, would have given Astaire control of nuclear weapons, and that is what this man is asking you to give him.
Then there is the candidate who stood by and watched her husband degrade not only the office of the Presidency, but her own marriage in the White House , and said nothing!
Her programs, which would cost billions and billions of dollars by even the most generous accounting, are simply “gifts” for the American people. No sacrifice, no cost, no strings attached at all — save the price of your vote.And If You believe that the next thing she will try to sell you is that she is a Conservative!