Jerry Edmon Ministries

Socialist America?

By Jerry Edmon on September 14, 2009 0 Comments

The word “Socialism” has

been thrown around a lot during this last Presidential cycle. So that

it is not just rhetoric from the right or left, we should employ the

use of the dictionary to help us define the current position of this









1: any

of various economic and political theories advocating collective or

governmental ownership and administration of the means of production

and distribution of goods

2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property


a system or condition of society in which

the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.


: a stage

of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism

and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according

Carl Marx said, “From

each according to his supply, to each according to his need”.

The controlling hand of government is the only entity that can make

that happen. Put simply, it is Socialism. Socialism can only be carried

out by a government that is completely interwoven into the fabric of

every decision that its people make. The strength of Socialism is ownership

and control.

While I don’t live by the “Chicken Little” philosophy for life, if something falls on my head I will at least look up. Do I believe that the Obama administration is Socialist? They tell us that they are not, but they certainly have the intellectual framework to facilitate the Socialist doctrine. It is not a long walk.

Here is the problem that I

see. Socialism does not understand the flaws of human nature and assumes

that everyone is willing to participate and contribute. Of course they

won’t so all they can do is to penalize those who are responsible

and hard working and make them carry the load for those who aren’t.

That is going to take a lot of money.

Where are they going to get

that money? Taxation. The rich has been the target so far but that is

not the big target. This will have two phases. First will be the state

ownership, control and production of business. And the second will be

against the church. The venom of the radical left against the church

over the last few years is designed to weaken the position the church

and its non profit status. I assure you that money from the church will

be the next focus for revenue.  

Do we need government controls?

Of course we do. I am not opposed to stiff government control to provide

leadership at the beginning of a project or program. I realize that

things may for a short time need to be controlled with a strong arm,

but we must wean ourselves from government control. No legislation should

be open-ended. Our goal should always be to downgrade the grip of government

from our lives. 


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