|Why Socialism is Selfish #9
by Joseph Prescia
Socialism is selfish because it promotes what YOU think rather than what GOD thinks. Socialism promotes man’s way, man’s ego and man as god. A socialist might say “Well, I (I, I, I) think we ought to help this segment of society with this amount of money. These people are truly hurting. They need help.” Oh, really? When you ignore God and do what you think instead it promotes socialism as a god. You think you are being compassionate by starting a government program. Instead you end up being down right cruel by getting them fixed on a false hope. Money strings them out indefinitely. It keeps them from making the tough decisions that they were reluctant to make because of fear or because you had free money enticing them. You helped to catalyst their fear and selfishness.
If a single mom has a hard time making it because she has children to support, a socialist might be inclined to give her money or food stamps “to help get her on her feet.” She simply made some bad decisions that got her there and you erroneously want to reward her for them. Instead of showing her how to get out of the situation she’s in, your social program actually encourages her to stay there. This free government program encourages her to follow the money instead of changing her ways for what is best. A hard-working, self-motivated mom will eventually realize that this path has no future and will figure out a way to climb out of it. But those who are not as self-motivated can struggle for years with little or no encouragement from the government to end this constant flow of free money. Those who work at government offices that supply these services have no incentive to turn applicants away or show them a better way, but rather are encouraged because applicants are what support their job stability. Ronald Reagan once said, “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for it’s own existence.”
You can apply this to almost every government social program. They reward bad behavior and bad decision making. Almost none of the social programs impose strict standards like time limitations or behavioral changes. They simply reward the individual with free money for not changing, for not making the right decisions.
God’s way says, “If any would not work, neither should he eat.” (II Thessalonians 5:10 KJV) If you know that you would either get hungry or make the right decisions there’s not much room for error. Just imagine how much more prosperous our country could be if we returned approximately 50% of tax money back to the people who can spend it more wisely than a social program could. We would generate such a strong economy of working class citizens. Let the government defend our country, build our roads and bridges and punish criminals but let its citizens make tough decisions without enticing them with free money. If you think you have a better way than God does then you pay for it. Socialism is selfish because it takes God out of the picture and makes you and your government social program a new god for America. The true God promises and delivers prosperity for all who follow His will. We still have the freedom to make that choice.
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