written: "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind
your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,
so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that
you will not be dependent upon anybody."
-1 Thessalonians 4:11,12
when we were with you, we gave you this rule: 'If a man will not
work, he shall not eat.'" -2 Thessalonians 3:10
principle: Poverty exists where a people consume more than
they produce; on the other hand, prosperity exists where a
people produce more than they consume.
America Learned about:
"Socialism is usually distinguished
from communism only in degree." -Dictionary of Philosophy and
Religion, W. L. Resse
"Socialism is GREAT - UNTIL you run out
of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher,former Prime
Minister of Great Britain
"What one person receives without working for, another person must work
for without receiving." - Dr. Adrian Rogers
that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man
standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
"Socialism ... is too ready to suppose
that better economic conditions will themselves make men happy. It
is not only more material goods that men need, but more freedom, more
self-direction, more outlet for creativeness, more opportunity for the
joy of life, more voluntary cooperation and less involuntary
subservience to purposes not their own." -Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970); Quotationary, Leonard Roy Frank
providing for the people is called Socialism or Communism, where
government takes money by force or implied threat of force (taxation)
from productive people and companies, and gives it to others." -The
Illusion of Freedom, Donald Smith
"You and I both
know that government dependency programs have failed to uproot
entrenched poverty for decades. ...
faith-based organization demonstrates God's love for the poor by
enabling them to free themselves from poverty." -Newt Gringrich
"The American People
will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of 'Liberalism' they
will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will
be a Socialist Nation without knowing how it happened.
-Norman Thomas US Socialist Party Presidential Candidate
Party of America Releases The Names of 70 Democrat Members Of Congress
Who Are Members Of Their Caucus
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST of AMERICA
Seventy Members of U.S. Congress, also members of the DSA
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)Hon. André Carson
(IN-07)Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)Hon.
William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)Hon. Steve Cohen
(TN-09)Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)Hon. Danny
Davis (IL-07)Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)Rep.
Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)Hon. Sam Farr
(CA-17)Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)Hon. Barney Frank
(MA-04)Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)Hon. Luis
Gutierrez (IL-04)Hon. John Hall (NY-19)Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)Hon.
Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
(IL-02)Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)Hon.
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)Hon. Barbara Lee
(CA-09)Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)Hon. Ben R.
Lujan (NM-3)Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)Hon. Jim
McDermott (WA-07)Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)Hon. George Miller
(CA-07)Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)Hon. Eleanor
Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)Hon. John Olver (MA-01)Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)Hon.
Donald Payne (NJ-10)Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)Hon. Charles Rangel
(NY-15)Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Eleven DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee:
John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin ,
Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank
Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there
are 23Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half,
are now members of the DSA].
Members of 111th Congress:
Co-Chairs Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
Vice Chairs Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02) Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
Senate Members Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT) House Members Hon. Neil
Abercrombie (HI-01) Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
There are seven principles behind the progressive challenge:
Dignified Work, Environmental Justice, Economic Redistribution,
Democratic Participation, Community Empowerment, Global Non Violence and
"Unitarians* and socialists
launched the drive to establish 'public schools' in New England in the
late 1830s and were influential in extending 'free public education'
across the states of the North into the Midwest before the 'Civil War.'"
-The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the
United States, Benjamin F. Morris
Jesus is to be
regarded as human and not as a supernatural being. (Liberal
Christianity: Unitarians and Universalists)
"In addition to the obvious
attacks on morality we’ve seen of late, there is another societal
ailment undermining our culture: entitlement. Robert George, commenting
on the new book “A Nation of Takers- America’s Entitlement Epidemic” by
Nicholas Eberstadt says: “a culture of dependency- and the entitlement
mentality it breeds -undermines initiative, self-respect, the sense of
personal responsibility, civic-mindedness, and other virtues that are
indispensable to the flourishing of a free society.”
-BreakPoint Chuck Colson Center
for Christian Worldview 01-23-13
"From a big-picture standpoint, it's
undeniable that our country is becoming a welfare state."
-Robert M. Sussman,
"Democracy is the road to socialism."
"In a republic, the importance of the central government,
seen as an economic parasite and potential tyrant, is rightfully minimized. By contrast, our democracy today, like all humanistic democracies before it, is
nothing more than mob rule - the rule of the majority - where the federal
government becomes a criminal, stealing from the productive and giving to the
unproductive; where the government makes ungodly laws and politicians play god,
relying ultimately upon the force of violence." - No Time FOR SLAVES, R.E.
"The pages that follow reveal the
record of socialism in lives lost, freedoms taken, and economies ruined.
It shows how the envy-influenced ideas of Marx, Engel, Lenin, et al, are
at war with the family, the church, and with God and His word." -10
Truths About Socialism, Coral Ridge Ministries
"History shows us that socialism leads
to communism - and many times with deadly results. Millions have
been slaughtered - victims to tyrants like Vladmir Lenin, Joseph Stalin,
Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot. -Coral Ridge Ministries
While socialism has historically failed to help the poor, it has
successfully managed to eliminate private property, strap citizens
with burdensome taxes, and cripple economic productivity
-all while giving government exorbitant control over the lives
of individuals." -Coral Ridge Ministries
economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single
student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class had
insisted that socialism
worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great
equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in
this class on socialism.
All grades would be
averaged and everyone would receive the same grade at
the end of the course.
After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied
little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students
who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard
decided they wanted
a free ride too; so they studied little.
second test average was a D!
No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled
around the average was an F !!!
The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all
resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of
anyone else. All failed,
to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism
would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the
effort to succeed is great; but when government takes all the reward
away; no one will try, or
want to succeed.
explanation of socialism cannot be any simpler than that....
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