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Why Socialism Often Leads to Tyranny

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that communism leads to tyranny. Mention the countries North Korea, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Mao Tse Tung’s China, East Germany, and Venezuela, and most people immediately think of an oppressed population with...

Rendering Unto Caesar: Was Jesus a Socialist?

On June 16, 1992, London’s Daily Telegraph reported this astonishingly bold remark by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: “Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.”1 Perhaps we should cut...

Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership

Next year at this time, Americans will mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 1620 and the subsequent founding of the Plymouth colony by English Puritans we know as the Pilgrims. They, of course, became the mothers and fathers...

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain. It was originally published in 1881 in Canada, a year before its American debut. Set in 1547, it told the story of two English boys, a pauper named Tom who lived with an abusive father and Prince...

The Process

With all the heated talk about America and Socialism, it is surprising to me that Americans may be waking up to the dire realizations that this country has been surreptitiously adopting this disastrous ideology for many generations. It is only now...

Why Venezuela’s Lesson is Being Ignored

The news is filled with the tragic story of Venezuela’s decline from being the most oil-rich country in the world, surpassing Saudi-Arabia’s legendary wealth, to a country with an inflation rate of over 1,370,000 percent, rampant crime, and...

A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time, in the early 1800s, there was a very poor country, so poor, in fact, that many of its citizens left for other countries.  However, this nation did have one thing in which it excelled—literacy. Nearly 75% of the population...

Why is Socialism So Popular?

Socialism has been the rage among intellectual elites for a long time. What was different in 2016 was that it had a strong political candidate, Bernie Sanders, who in a fair Democrat campaign would have beaten Hillary Clinton. But the political...