Editorial, Published 3/20/10, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY
Accomplished students of history and human nature, our founders recognized Socialism as a deadly threat to the unalienable rights of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness.
They understood Socialism’s goal to be that of imposing suffocating government control over every aspect of our lives. They viewed it as contemptuous of individualism and, in the long run, both politically and economically devastating.
But, despite the wisdom of our founders and the instructive lessons of history, under the guise of “helping the poor”, our Progressive overseers in D.C. have ruthlessly embarked upon the socialist transformation of America.
History clearly teaches that Socialism stifles initiative, lowers the standard of living and erodes personal liberty; that it is a wildly failed political and economic philosophy designed only to empower an elitist governing minority.
We now find ourselves at a critically dangerous juncture in our history, and, sadly, I have precious little faith that our exceptional Republic can painlessly survive the Progressive onslaught.