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Bad Combo: Vulnerable Youth Plus Irresponsible Adults Plus Socialism Equals Disaster

Per a recent Leftist article from Yahoo! Finance, Leftism has gained appreciable control in Western societies and has inhibited economic growth and social prosperity in most countries.

Only the American model based on competitive, free-market Capitalism has continued to drive economic growth, wealth creation, and individual prosperity. Socialistic Europe and other socialistic areas have been relatively stagnant for decades.

Yet, Leftism has gained some influence in the USA via its control of America’s educational system, the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and socialistic (welfare state) values. Only the American Constitution, Bill-of-Rights and related legal system, and conservative philosophy – have kept America’s growth-economy free from socialistic inhibitions.

Unfortunately, for several decades our children have NOT been educated about – the American Way – our competitive free enterprise, Capitalistic system – USA’s Constitutional protection — and American Liberty via our Judeo-Christian Philosophy of life.

Children are used to having their parents pick-up-the-tab for their well-being and education. So we shouldn’t be surprised that they begin looking for the federal government to pick-up-the-tab during the subsequent phases of their lives. Why work to make ends meet when your parents and, later, the Feds will flip-the-bill?

The fact that the federal government is already running huge deficits seems irrelevant to our youngsters. Reality hasn’t set in yet. And irresponsible politicians, like Bernie Sanders, keep playing the same everything-for-nothing Socialistic tune.

Unfortunately, our educational system has bred Socialism into the heads of our school children without spelling out the negative consequences. Any honest study of economic history will confirm the assured pitfalls of Socialism and/or Communism.

*The American-Way ― *The American Prosperity Machine:
Traditional Judeo/Christian principles and values . . . the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness . . . freedom of speech, action, religion and family governance . . . an affordable educated and informed society . . . freedom from gender and racial discrimination . . . affordable healthcare . . . the rule of Constitutional Law . . . the peaceful settlement of disputes . . . honest elections and presidential and congressional leadership . . . patriotic, truthful, checked-&-balanced, limited government . . . a strong military . . . cost-effective national defense . . . secure borders . . . the right of citizens to own and bear arms . . . free, competitive markets and institutions . . . properly-regulated competitive free-enterprise . . . balanced trade . . . private property rights . . . low cost, domestically supplied energy and natural resources . . . controlled immigration . . . individual responsibility and ingenuity . . . entrepreneurialism . . . businesses and enterprises that exist to meet the needs, wants and expectations of customers, investors, creditors, suppliers, employees, and communities . . . a strong work ethic . . . full employment . . . fair pay . . . appropriate safety nets . . . low taxes . . . a strong, reliable currency . . . financial availability, mobility, and responsibility (balanced budget, minimal debt) . . . Competitive, Free-Market, Free-Enterprise, Constitutionally Controlled Government . . . and American Exceptionalism.

William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.