Our Constitution protects equal rights. Socialism or Communism tries to ensure equal things. The peculiar thing about this is that under a communist regime, all average citizens are equally poor and only the tyrannical leaders have the wealth. There has not been one successful example of a communist country where the majority of the citizens enjoy a comfortable abundant lifestyle.
In the book, “The 5000 Year Leap”, it says, “The goal of society is to provide “equal justice,” which means protecting the rights of the people equally:
- At the bar of justice, to secure their rights.
- At the ballot box, to vote for the candidate of their choice.
- At the public school, to obtain their education.
- At the employment office, to compete for a job.
- At the real estate agency, to purchase or rent a home.
- At the pulpit, to enjoy freedom of religion.
- At the podium, to enjoy freedom of speech.
- At the microphone or before the TV camera, to present views on the issues of the day.
- At the meeting hall, to peaceably assemble.
- At the print shop, to enjoy freedom of the press.
- At the store, to buy the essentials or desirable things of life.
- At the bank, to save and prosper.
- At the tax collector’s office, to pray no more than their fair share.
- At the probate court, to pass on to their heirs the fruits of their labors.
I learned about an interesting person from the past. His name was Eldridge Cleaver. Influenced by Marxists teaching, he became the Minister of Information for the Black Panthers in 1967. The Black Panthers were a violent domestic terrorist group with the goal of bringing down the U.S. economy and social structure in order to ensure equal rights for black people under a communist America.
After a confrontation with police, Eldridge and his wife fled to Cuba and spent the next eight years under Communist regimes in Cuba and Algeria. After eight years under these communist regimes, Eldridge asked to be allowed back into the United States. He said “He’d rather be in jail in the U.S., than a free man anywhere else in the world”. After paying his final debt to society, Eldridge spent the rest of his life educating people (especially college students) on the fraudulent fallacies of communism.
As a Christian, I’ve often been asked by progressives how I can be Christian and not want good things for those less fortunate, like healthcare, food stamps, Medicaid, etc. I struggled with the answer to that until I realized that the Bible does NOT say anywhere that the government should help the poor, hungry, and un-clothed. It says that Christians should. Christians still do, but I believe they did even more back before the government took over the job. Families took care of their elderly. Churches and communities took care of their poor.
As it stands, we have created a society of people who expect the government to provide for them. We have become an entitled society. We need to put a halt to this before we dig our grave of freedom any deeper.
As a citizen and a Christian, we need to make a difference by voting conservatives into office that will work to reduce the size of the federal government, work to re-established free markets, and work to empower citizens to be prosperous. These people need to believe in and enforce the Constitution of the United States. These people need to know the difference between equal rights and equal things.
If you are one of these people, pray that God will give you the courage and resources to run for office, especially on the federal level.