For many years, we have been hearing Democrat factions speak of this 20th Century concept of Democratic Socialism, which sought to keep the concept of free elections alive in The United States, while, at the same time, empowering Government to create these Socialist and quasi-Socialist programs, aimed at providing every child with an education, helping those in times of trouble, to provide a safety net for seniors in their retirement years, and so on.
While, on the surface, from a purely emotional level, these Government-ran programs may sound well-intended, they are fraught with problems, both in an economic sense, and in the sense of growing Government, exponentially. I could easily devote an entire post just to that topic, but for now, I will leave it at that.
So, here we are, in 2017, a time of great technology, and innovation. A time, I would argue, that we’ve never been more equipped to have an abundantly free-market; but, that is not the case: while, on the surface, it may seem like we have a free-market, there is barely any sector of the economy that is not regulated, and over-regulated and taxed by the Government. And, in the United States, we have the “good fortune” of being taxed and regulated by two Governments (State and Federal), both competing, endlessly, for more of our hard-earned money. In 2017, I would argue that the Socialist factions in this country have won: Social Security is still in place. Medicare is still in place. The public school system, and compulsory education, is still in place. While they have not succeeded in the crown jewel of Socialism, which is a Government-ran, single-payer healthcare system, they were able to push Obamacare through, which is quasi-Socialist. And, so on.
Then, we continue to the Democratic side of things: We recently had an election, and Donald Trump was “democratically” elected President of The United States. While I am not a big supporter of Donald Trump, and have my own concerns with some of his agenda, he was, Constitutionally, elected President of The United States. Therefore, rather then being angry, and protesting in the streets, shouldn’t these Socialist factions be delighted? Isn’t this Democratic Socialism? Isn’t this precisely the result of “Democratic Socialism”? You have a plethora of Socialism-inspired programs, squarely in the hands of Government, and a President that was “democratically” elected by the People and the States comprising The United States. This is, precisely, the result of all their hard work!
Thank God for Democratic Socialism!