The progressive and socialist vision for the direction of this country is an ordered society where poverty is eliminated, and healthcare and pensions for life are provided by a central authority or government. The foundation for this structure is rooted in utopian theories that are based on the premise that in a free market society, people fear for basic necessities and lack the opportunities to obtain equality. Regrettably however, ordered societies have never proven viable…which we know is accurate because had they succeeded and flourish; we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
There are two significant reasons why ordered societies fail. The first is the central authority’s inability to accurately allocate and distribute scarce resources for the production of goods and services, which over time diminishes the methods of production that result in a reduced standard of living—the opposite of what was promised. Using the current administration policies regarding energy as an example, the central government declared solar and wind a priority over gas and oil production. Billions were redirected to solar and wind and nothing was produced, except a resulting consequence of increased gas and oil prices.
The second is the central authority’s gradual seizure of power over the individual, of which the individual willingly surrenders out of ignorance or fear. In ordered societies, civil order is required, and the elimination of guns and weapons is mandatory. The central government’s claims are always the same: “The public welfare requires it.” Just in this last decade alone, the resulting consequence of mandatory gun control has resulted in the murder of more than 170 million people by their own governments.
Tyranny was the basis for the founding of this country, and its Constitution (based on the rule of law) was to prevent the dictates of tyrants and governments. Further, the structuring of individual states and a decentralized national government was intended to account for the differences in people and society. Through states’ rights, each state is free to decide their direction.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard California’s case on gay marriage. The left-leaning state (multiple times through a democratic process) has made clear their intentions regarding the issue. However, the progressives and socialists do not care and are using the high court to advance their agenda. If there’s intolerance in this world, it rests with them. Their unilateral demand for conformity by all is the height of all arrogance.
If the residents of California or any other state wish to have redistributive taxation or guaranteed entitlement, then have at it. Just don’t ask other states to pay for it, or subsidize it…and, please don’t attempt to change the founding of our country—many of us (about half) like it the way it is