The title of this blog utilizes the word socialism but I will quite often use the umbrella terms of collectivism or statism to describe the system to which I so strongly object. These wider-scope terms include all of the slave-to-the-State isms – socialism, communism, Marxism, Maoism, fascism – that require acceptance of government ownership of its subjects. I used the word socialist in the blog’s title because of its wider use in general discussion and because the word has become, and deserves to be, an epithet.
I will make the argument that collectivism is inherently immoral, that at their core collectivistic systems implicitly require that the State own its subjects. This immoral philosophy says that I am not an individual but am instead simply a part of a herd and can by milked for the Common Good, which will always be defined by nameless and faceless statists. In many cases I will challenge the constitutionality of such policies in America.
For an explanation of where I draw the line between reasonable funding of common infrastructure and socialism, please read On Taxes and Socialism.
Because I categorically reject the soft-slavery of collectivism, I feel a compelling need to fight it tooth and nail until I am gone. I believe that I owe that to the previous American generations who have done their part to hand us this great nation. Just as importantly, I owe that to my children. The quality of their future depends on it.
We are going to look back on our current times as very significant history. It’s time to step up, my fellow patriots. Let’s not be the punk generation that let things slip away.
It’s time to declare your own personal war on socialism.