To the editor: There are two sides to every story, and from what I’ve seen, the media chooses to show only one. There are few very rich people (Soros being one) who pay for much of what we see in the news.
First, socialism calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources. Everything people produce is a “social” product and everyone who contributes is entitled to a share in it. Society as a whole should own or at least control property for the benefit of its members. A few in the government have complete control. You should ask yourself, where does this control stop?
Capitalism, on the other hand, requires a free market economy to succeed. Goods and services are distributed according to the laws of supply and demand. There is free operation of the capital markets, where fair prices for stocks, bonds, commodities, etc., are created. Competition keeps prices low and innovation is rewarded, thereby stimulating economic growth. The Constitution protects a free market AND the general welfare to balance the flaws of capitalism. Social safety programs, such as Social Security, food stamps and Medicare, already exist.
I, for one, don’t want the government getting too much power. We already have existing immigration laws and gun laws that need to be enforced, not changed.
Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Stimulating the economy creates jobs, helps families stay together and deters the ballooning drug problem.
Lastly, vote to protect the unborn. Abortion will always be available, but, we as taxpayers shouldn’t be paying Planned Parenthood to promote it and profit immensely. Silence is consent.