Socialism has never worked

Socialism has never worked

Oklahoman Published: September 30, 2012
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The Obama administration is bent on America becoming a socialistic country. The people need to understand that socialism has never worked. Although we like to soften the name to “liberalism,” it's the same. Thomas Jefferson said democracy would cease to exist when you take from those willing to work and give to those who aren't. This statement was made nearly 200 years ago; did Jefferson know America would eventually face this problem?

To back up Jefferson's intelligence, President John F. Kennedy had this to say to a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” This is something President Obama would like for people to forget. His ideas of redistribution of wealth are only popular to the people who don't care to work.

Obama's supporters who have some measure of wealth need to consider that after Obama is allowed to take money from the rich, he will go after the not-so-rich, until we're all poor. Capitalism isn't perfect but it's superior to Obama's ideas.

Dee Cocheran, Chickasha