Sunday, March 20, 2005

National Socialism

The current trend of government in the United States of America is towards National Socialism. This is the least discredited form of socialism. The National Socialist form of socialism actually works to one extent or another, unlike communism and pure socialism. In this form, the government does not seek to own the means of production, rather it seeks to regulate them and the producers (workers) at the national level and "take care" of everyone. This way Government gets credit for successes and business gets credit for failures; business becomes an extension of the Government. The moniker "National Socialist Party" is probably most familiar to you in its native German language acronym form, Nazi.

I submit to you, no form of socialism is superior to free enterprise. People work the hardest and succeed the quickest when they are rewarded in direct proportion to their personal effort. Free enterprise won the last time in the contest with National Socialism and it will win the next time. That is clear, yet who wants to compete in the next worldwide contest? National Socialists always mouth concern for the little people, the ones being taken advantage of, so they say; they make it clear only they can protect the little people.

The problem is the means National Socialists use to protect the little people mean the end for many of them. This system is clearly not what our founding fathers had in mind when our country was founded. Reading the Federalist Papers, it is clear the founding fathers, while they had little faith in the individual common man, seemed confident the citizenry taken in the whole would make the correct decisions. Perhaps they did not envision media as it is currently used, perhaps they did. Clearly they did not expect the plain language of the Constitution to be disregarded as is has been by the Supreme Court in the name of judicial activism. Our founding fathers had concerns the Constitution in of itself was not enough as there is a Bill of Rights, detailing those "inalienable rights" many did not originally feel necessary to put in the Constitution.

This brings us to a very important point, it is our Constitution that sets us apart from countries like Great Britain. We have an underlying set of principles, embodied in our Constitution, which all laws must be in accord with. The Constitution is to prevent a tyranny of the majority on any minority. The first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, detail "inalienable rights" which clearly cannot be amended out of our Constitution.

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