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Socialism: Its evil permeates American society
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/12/03 | David P. Shreiner

Posted on 01/12/2003 2:10:15 PM PST by Jean S

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:02:45 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A conservative preacher once told me he thought "a little socialism was good." I was dumbfounded. He did not realize this was tantamount to saying a little evil is good.

In the early 1900s socialism was regarded as a crazy idea invented by revolutionaries and Marxists to disrupt civilization and bring down governments. But today the majority of Americans behave as socialists whether they know it or not.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; freetrade; libertarians; marxism; physicain; physician; socialism; socializedmedicine; sovereigntylist; un; unitednations
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1 posted on 01/12/2003 2:10:15 PM PST by Jean S
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2 posted on 01/12/2003 2:13:09 PM PST by Sam Cree
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3 posted on 01/12/2003 2:13:29 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Mo1
From this story above........hmmmmmmm....


A conservative preacher once told me he thought "a little socialism was good." I was dumbfounded. He did not realize this was tantamount to saying a little evil is good.

4 posted on 01/12/2003 2:13:52 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: JeanS; Ohioan; fporretto; Sir Gawain; Action-America; Slyfox; OrthodoxPresbyterian
Lawyers in and out of Congress have caused the disintegration of the medical profession while presiding over its progressive socialization. They have successfully converted the medical profession into a government-controlled industry. At the expense of the former medical profession and drug manufacturers, the legal profession has guaranteed that legislatures allow lawyers to become millionaires through unlimited lawsuits and damages.

This alone would make this a great article.

5 posted on 01/12/2003 2:27:34 PM PST by weikel
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To: JeanS
Thanks. Bump.
6 posted on 01/12/2003 2:37:02 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: JeanS
Bump for later reading.
7 posted on 01/12/2003 2:39:00 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: JeanS
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8 posted on 01/12/2003 2:41:01 PM PST by Cindy
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To: weikel
Most Americans cannot remember when the United States was a free country. I can remember when there was very little social security, when the local county took care of the needy. When abortion was considered murder. When live-ins would be charged and hauled to jail for adultery.

When pregnant single women were a disgrace but their family would help in any way they could. This was before WW II and FDR was considered a radical socialist. Now the conservatives sound more socialistic than FDR. They argue over the degree of socialism, not the principle involved.

9 posted on 01/12/2003 2:46:56 PM PST by meenie
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Interesting story here folks
10 posted on 01/12/2003 2:48:36 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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When live-ins would be charged and hauled to jail for adultery.

I'd be fanatically opposed to this.

11 posted on 01/12/2003 2:49:14 PM PST by weikel
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To: JeanS
The Pittsburg Trib-Review is still kicking. Great editorial. Thanks for posting it. Every town in America needs editorials like this one. Bump.
12 posted on 01/12/2003 2:59:35 PM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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13 posted on 01/12/2003 2:59:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Donate or Become a Monthly Member at FReeRepublic.com Now!!! Thanks ..)
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14 posted on 01/12/2003 3:01:25 PM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: JeanS
Lawyers are merely the symptom; socialism, American-style, is the disease.
15 posted on 01/12/2003 3:04:18 PM PST by headsonpikes
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16 posted on 01/12/2003 3:06:58 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
In Westmoreland County, the Tribune-Review absolutely kicks butt on the other Pittsburgh socialist rag. Even though Westmoreland County has a 2-1 margin of registered Democrats, Ed Rendell lost this county big time. His flunkies blame the Tribune-Review, one of the great papers of the nation!
17 posted on 01/12/2003 3:27:42 PM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: JeanS
Note that this [socialism] is a theory, not a proven form of government.

The form of government in the US is fascism. The means of production are privately owned but are highly regulated and subjected to central planning by the state.

Regards

J.R.

18 posted on 01/12/2003 3:32:35 PM PST by NMC EXP
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To: JeanS
This is the fruit of the evil called socialism, the evil which begets more evil. Why can't Americans understand this after the terrifying experience of Germany's National Socialism

Too many Americans can't think their way out of a paper bag. They can't associate historic events to their own selfish desires. They set back and beleive what the hack media and pinko politicos tell them.

19 posted on 01/12/2003 3:40:42 PM PST by oyez (Ammo first.)
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To: meenie
Evidently our grandparents decided Socialism (security) was preferable to Freedom (risk of failure );wonder if this is not the result of having women vote ?

I have observed women are more likely to stick in a bad situation rather than risk going it alone, although "tough" new abuse laws and programs make the man just the payor.Perhaps what we have now is the result of generations of women voting for the kind of gov't which punishes men in general and reduces the risks in dealing with the natural consequences of non-marital sex and preferring "bad boys" over solid "dull" men (who build, plan, and believe in a just God).

20 posted on 01/12/2003 3:41:47 PM PST by hoosierham
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