Wise words on socialism

As we are fast approaching mid-term elections, we feel there has been an ever-increasing emphasis on socialism. There is no easy answer to why we are being sold this “ism,” but we feel it must be stopped before our great country falls like many of the other great societies in the past.

We must get back to educating our young people, about the reasons our forefathers came here in the first place, and how they didn’t want a government (king) telling them how to live their lives and what they could or could not believe. That we owe our lives to our creator, not our government. That is why we have a bill of rights.

So we like to share some quotes from some very wise people, the first one being Abraham Lincoln:

1. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

3. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

4. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

5. You cannot further brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

6. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

7. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

The next wise voice was Winston Churchill:

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.”

The third wise person was John F. Kennedy:

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

Another quote comes from Margaret Thatcher:

“Socialism is a great thing until you run out of other people’s money”

Our last quotes come from Ronald Reagan:

“The most terrifying nine words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’ “ and

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”

If we don’t want to become “serfs” to some “king,” then we better get busy and teach our young people real history and real economics, not some sugar-coated version that is being sold today in far too many places. Ending with one last quote, “If you give a man a fish, he will have food for a day; if you teach a man how to fish, he will be able to feed himself for a lifetime.”

Praying for our country,

Fred and Kay Zirger,