Democrats the party of free stuff

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - WAR­REN MANISON Po­tomac, Mary­land

There is no longer a Demo­cratic Party of states­men such as the late Daniel Pa­trick Moyni­han, Henry Martin “Scoop” Jack­son, Mike Mans­field and John F. Ken­nedy. We now have a pro­gres­sive/lib­eral/so­cial­ist party, or as I call it, the PLS party. It caters to the masses, promis­ing wel­fare good­ies like salaries for all (re­gard­less of whether work is in­volved), hous­ing, med­i­cal care, food, etc. Why should the masses work for a liv­ing when most ev­ery­thing will be pro­vided free? Lit­tle thought is given to the dam­age this does, rob­bing peo­ple of a sense of ac­com­plish­ment and the op­por­tu­nity to ful­fill the Amer­i­can dream of achieve­ment. It’s all in the name of so­cial­ism, a failed sys­tem ev­ery­where it has been im­ple­mented.

One has to ques­tion whether the Democrats’ de­nial of a cri­sis on the south­ern bor­der is mo­ti­vated by a de­sire to al­low more peo­ple to en­ter Amer­ica, re­ceive wel­fare good­ies and be en­ticed into even­tu­ally vot­ing for the PLS party. Is this also why the vast ma­jor­ity of House Democrats just voted against a bill that would pre­vent non-ci­ti­zens from vot­ing in Amer­i­can elec­tions? What­ever hap­pened to the con­cept of Amer­ica as the land of free­dom and op­por­tu­nity? As Re­becca Hagelin wrote re­cently in The Wash­ing­ton Times: “[I]t was free­dom, not so­cial­ism, that gave us the high­est qual­ity of life, the clean­est en­vi­ron­ment on Earth, and im­proved the health and well­be­ing of mil­lions around the world” (“Free­dom is the an­ti­dote to the threat of so­cial­ism,” Web, March 10).

At what point will peo­ple re­al­ize that cap­i­tal­ist democ­racy, while not per­fect, is the best sys­tem of gover­nance the world has ever seen?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.