Terry Paulson, Townhall
President Trump, in his State of the Union address, hammered a stake in the floor of the House of Representatives, “America will never be a socialist country. … We were born free, and we will stay free.” A government big enough to give citizens all they want is a government big enough to take from them all that they have.
President Thomas Jefferson cautioned: “What is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” Instead of taking the wealth of the rich, citizens should try using their good old American work ethic. It’s that drive over two centuries that has made America the most respected and prosperous country in the world.
Socialism has never worked, but politicians like Vermont progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders keep trying: "It is time for our country to join every other major industrialized nation on earth and guarantee health care to all citizens as a right, not a privilege."