“Why does our system produce more bread, manufacture more shoes, and assemble more TV sets than does Russian socialism? It does so precisely because our government does not guarantee these things. If it did, there would be so many accompanying taxes, controls, regulations, and political manipulations that the productive genius that is America’s, based on freedom of choice, would soon be reduced to the floundering level of waste and inefficiency now found behind the Iron Curtain.
“When government presumes to demand more and more of the fruits of man’s labors through taxation and reduces more and more his actual income by printing money and furthering debt, the wage earner is left with less and less with which to buy food and to provide housing, medical care, education, and private welfare. Individuals are then left without a choice and must look to the state as the benevolent supporter of these services. When that happens, liberty is gone.
“…Examples abound in the world of the failure of alternative systems to the free market. What amazes me is that we cannot see from their example the obvious failure of socialism, what is does to a nations economy, and how it morally debilitates a people.
“Great Britain is a tragic example of this. Here is a nation that has provided the free world with a tradition of freedom and democratic rights, stemming from the Magna Carta and coming down through other important historical documents and statements by famous Englishmen. Yet England today is losing her freedom. She has become a giant welfare state. Today government spending in Great Britain amounts to 60 percent of her national income.
“This is socialism. Medical doctors under socialized medicine are leaving Great Britain in record numbers, as are thousands of others.
“British Prime Minister James Calaghan said, ‘We used to think that you could just spend your way our of a recession and increase employment by cutting taxes and boosting government spending. I tell you , in all candor, that that option no longer exists, and that insofar as it ever did exist it only worked by injecting bigger doses of inflation into the economy, followed by higher levels of unemployment as the next step.’ (London Times, September 29, 1976, from Labor Party Conference at Blackpool, England, p.4.)
“Such a confession led the renowned economist, the Nobel Laureate, Dr. Milton Freidman , to comment, ‘That must surely rank as one of the most remarkable and courageous statements ever made by a leader of a democratic government. Read it again. Savor it. It is a confession of the intellectual bankruptcy of the policy that has guided every British Government in the postwar period—not only labor governments but also Tory governments; of the policy that has guided almost every other Western government—including the U.S. under both Republican and Democratic administrations; of the policy that is now being recommended to Mr. Carter by his advisers.’ (Newsweek, December 6, 1976, p. 87.)
“Consider another example: our neighbor to the north, Canada. For twenty years (1944–1964), the province of Saskatchewan lived under a socialist government. Her is what the premier, the Honorable W. Ross Thatcher, said about this experience:
‘In 1944, the Socialists said they would solve the unemployment problems by building government factories. They promised to use the profits to build highways, schools, hospitals, and to finance better social welfare measures generally. Over the years they set up 22 so-called crown corporations… By the time we had taken over the government, …12 of the crown corporations had gone bankrupt or been disposed of. Others were kept operating by repeated and substantial government grants.
‘During the whole period the Socialists waged war against private business. The making of profits was condemned as an unforgivable sin. What was the result? Investors simply turned their backs on the Socialists. Dozens of oil companies pulled up stakes and moved out. Gas exploration ground to a complete halt. Prospecting in our vast north became almost non-existent.
‘During the period Canada was experiencing the greatest economic boom in her history, Saskatchewan received only a handful of new factories. After 18 years of Socialism, there were fewer jobs in manufacturing that existed in 1945—this despite the investment of $500 million in crown corporations.…
‘During the period more than 600 completely new taxes were introduced; 650 other taxes were increased. Per capita taxes in Saskatchewan were soon substantially out of line with our sister provinces—one more reason why industry located elsewhere.
‘…the Socialists promised to make Saskatchewan a Mecca for the working man. Instead, we saw the greatest mass exodus of people out of an area since Moses lead the Jews out of Egypt. Since the war, 270,000 of our citizens left Saskatchewan to find employment elsewhere.
‘If there are any Americans who think that Socialism is the answer, I wish they would come to Saskatchewan to study what has happened to our province.’ (Quoted in Corydon, Indiana, Republican.)
“We say, “It can’t happen here.” The lesson of New York City should tell us that this same thing is happening here–to us—now! As Dr. Freidman has pointed out, New York City is no longer governed by its elected officials. It is governed by a committee of overseers appointed by the State of New York. New York City has partially lost its freedom. When will we learn the lesson that fiscal irresponsibility leads to a loss of self-government? When will we learn that when you lose economic independence, you lose political freedom?
“We have accepted a frightening degree of socialism in our country. The question is, how much? The amount of freedom depends upon the amount of federal control and spending. A good measurement is to determine the amount, or percentage, of income of the people that is taken over and spent by the state. In Russia, the individual works almost wholly for the state, leaving little for his own welfare. Scandinavia takes about 65 to 70 percent of the income of the people, England some 60 percent. The United States is now approximately 44 percent.”
“There are indications that America is moving away from the philosophy that made her the most prosperous nation in the world. In effect, we are moving toward the philanthropic philosophy of Mr. B and abandoning the work incentive philosophy of Mr. A. [Mr. A. and B. relate to a parable related earlier in the book, Mr. A representing the US Founders biblical philosophy, Mr. B representing a well meaning but destructive philosophy of socialism, the ‘nanny state.’] Mr. B’s philosophy has crept in unawares under the guise of a new name—egalitarianism. It is, of course, the socialist doctrine of equality. It strikes a sympathetic chord with many Americans because its initial goal is equality of rights. Today, however, the goal for the proponents of equality is to restructure our entire economic system using the power of the federal government to enforce their grand design. They now advocate throughout our economy that we ‘redistribute wealth and income,’ a good definition for socialism. Our present middle –of-the-road policy is as Von Mises suggested, socialism by the installment plan.
“Americans have always been committed to taking care of the poor, aged, and unemployed. We’ve done this on the basis of Judeo-Christian beliefs and humanitarian principles. It has been fundamental to our way of life that charity must be voluntary if it is to be charity. Compulsory benevolence is not charity. Today’s egalitarians are using the federal government to redistribute wealth in our society, not as a matter of voluntary charity, but as a matter of right.
“The chief weapon used by the federal government to achieve this equality is through so-called transfer payments. This is a term that simply means that the federal government collects from one income group and transfers payments to another by the tax system. These payments are made in the form of Social Security benefits, housing subsidies, Medicaid, food stamps, to name a few.
“Today, total cost of such programs exceeds $150 billion dollars. That represents about 42 percent of the total of all government federal spending, or about one dollar out of every 7 dollars of personal income. (See U.S. News and World Report, August 4, 1975, pp. 32–33.) When will we resolve as Americans that a dollar cannot make the trip to Washington, D.C., and back without a bureaucratic bite being take out of it?
“Medicaid, the government’s regular health program for the poor, cost taxpayers $13 billion in 1975. Medicare, the program for the disabled and elderly, cost $15 billion. Aid to families with dependent children cost over $5 billion, and about $3 billion was spent on food stamps. This is to name only a few of the so-called benefits paid out.
“Our present Social Security program has been going in the hole at the rate of $12 billion a year, and yet the party now in power wants to increase the benefits to include a comprehensive national health insurance program. Recognizing that the present program will be insolvent by 1985, President Carter has now recommended that Social Security be funded out of the general tax funds. Charges were made in the last election campaign that the Social Security program was going bankrupt. These charges were denied. Now the truth is out. The President’s recommendation must be regarded as an admission of the failure of the present system and as a calculated policy to take this country into full-scale socialism.
“Our major danger is that we are currently—and have been for forty years—transferring responsibility from the individual, local, and state governments to the federal government, precisely the same course that lead to the economic collapse in Great Britain and New York. We cannot long pursue this present trend without its bringing us to national insolvency.
“Edmund Burke, the great British political philosopher, warned of the threat of egalitarianism: ‘A perfect equality will indeed be produced—that is to say, equal wretchedness, equal beggary, and, on the part of the practitioners, a woeful, helpless, and desperate disappointment. Such is the event of all compulsory equalizations. They pull down what is above; they never raise what is below; and they depress high and low together beneath the level of what was originally the lowest.’
“All would like to equalize with those who are better off than they themselves. They fail to realize that incomes differ, and will always differ, because people differ in their economic drive and ability. History indicates that governments have been unable to prevent inequality of incomes. Further, equalization efforts stifle initiative and retard progress to the extend that the real incomes of all are lowered.
“We must remember that government assistance and control are essentially political provisions, and that experience has demonstrated that, for this reason, they are not sufficiently stable to warrant their utilization as a foundation for sound economic growth under a free enterprise system. The best way—the American way—is still maximum freedom for the individual guaranteed by a wise government that provides for police protection and national defense.
“History records that eventually people get the form of government they deserve. Good government, which guarantees the maximum of freedom, liberty, and development to the individual, must be based upon sound principles. We must ever remember that ideas and principles are either sound or unsound in spite of those who hold them. Freedom of achievement has produced and will continue to produce the maximum of benefits in terms of human welfare.
“Freedom is an eternal principle. Heaven disapproves of force, coercion, and intimidation. Only a free people can be truly a happy people. Of all sad things in the world, the saddest is to see a people who have once known liberty and freedom and then lost it.
“We are a prosperous people today because of a political-economic system founded on spiritual values, not material values alone. It is founded on freedom of choice—free agency—an eternal, God-given principle, and personal virtue.
“The Founding Fathers, inspired though they were, did not invent the priceless blessing of individual freedom and respect for the dignity of man. No, that priceless gift to mankind sprang from the God of heaven and not from government. Recognizing this truth, they forged safeguards that would bind men’s lust for power to the Constitution. Each new generation must learn that truth anew.
“Yes, America’s foundation is spiritual. Without the moral base to our system, we are no better off than other nations that are now sunk into oblivion. If we are to remain under heaven’s benign protection and care, we must return to those principles which have brought us our peace, liberty, and prosperity. Our problems today are essentially problems of the spirit.
“We here in America, as Theodore Roosevelt said over a half century ago, ‘hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years, and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hoped of man.’
With God’s help and inspiration, perhaps we may rekindle a flame of liberty that will last as long as time endures.” (Ezra Taft Benson, This Nation Shall Endure, pp. 108, 112–117.)
Download the talk “Freedom and Free Enterprise” at this URL:
[Please note the principles expressed in this audio and transcript. Mitt Romney’s socialized healthcare scheme now implemented Massachusetts is cut asunder by this talk.]
Don’t anyone feel like I’m trying to be contentious in a few more stabs at Glenn. Glenn’s great record of bringing up so many issues and subject matters is what is so dangerous about him. Such truths are, in my conviction and opinion, his “sheep’s skin” through which he can commandeer the flock and mingle among them, hiding at time his wolf fangs. Thankfully, some see his treachery, and it appears a 50,000 drop in a Texas listening audience this past week is exactly what Beck deserves.
Rush Limbaugh grabbed our hearts to a large degree as he rose in opposing Clintonian socialist policies and spending, but on the key, huge issues, what did Limbaugh do? Came out and supported NAFTA and GATT for example, just as the Globalist masters wished him to do. Thus, he betrayed his trusting audience.
I would champion Glenn Beck if I thought he was in a “learning curve.” But his railing against Ron Paul a few years ago, constantly with a mean and ugly vindictiveness really got me hot and angry. To have read Ron Paul’s weekly columns for a decade, knowing Ron Paul has a record that no one with any journalistic capacity could mistake, I was deeply upset at the injustice of Glenn Beck two and three years ago seeking to trash this noble congressman. For me, it was inexcusable. It was not an “accident” of misinformation that Glenn came out as an attack dog on this congressman. Despite this, Ron Paul’s popularity has soared, and Glenn’s new strategy was seeming to hijack Ron Paul’s inspired Tea Parties, and even bring on Ron Paul at times and begin to court that follower-ship. Beware though, Beck is allowed a huge leash to put up great info on subjects considered “conservative” so as to gather allegiance and support so as to truly do damage on some of the key issues, in a recent case, going in with his weight to attack a pivotal candidate in a most pivotal race. If Medina takes the Governorship in Texas, enthusiasm for states rights will explode, and the globalist traitors are not about to have that happen.
Think of the blatant way Ron Paul was feared by the establishment to where CNN and Fox News both would risk credibility and appear Stalinist when they reported the results of the GOP election in Nevada. I witnessed with my own eyes those two networks the day Ron Paul won 2nd place in Nevada report the results of 1st, 3rd, and 4th place. What? Are viewers that stupid, they see three candidates names and photo’s on the screen, and omitted is the number two candidate? Something stinks to high heaven with such blantant biased reporting and the ommission of the 2nd place winner. And what was Glenn doing at the time? Vilifying Ron Paul in evil acting malignity. That is how afraid the establishment is of people like Ron Paul and the anti-Fed banking tyranny, pro freedom thought he represents. If the idea is trashed that such candidates can win, then the globalists loose big time. Medina in Texas therefore has the main stream folks now going in as attack dogs, and Glenn is in that number. Judas may have, by virtue of being an apostle, done “much good,” but a key betrayal doesn’t seem too redeemable of perhaps other “great works” he might have been on board with.
I care not the great work Glenn does if it is for evil and malignity of purpose, as he spews sophistry for those who “take control of the society” and are part of that ” vicious, oath bound, and secret organization bent on evil and destruction” who murdered 3,000 people on 9/11.
I keep hearing reports of the Nielson ratings, showing that in Texas this past week, Glenn lost a big and significantly measurable part of an audience there as he targeted the candidate that they in Texas knows is not a stooge Rockefeller boot licker. (Remember, David Rockefeller boasts of “conspiring” “against the best interests of the United States” and of being part of a “secret cabal” working to bring about this new “internationalist” system, or “new world” as Rockefeller termed it on page 405 of his 2002 book “Memoirs.”)
Beck is here to serve the Rockefeller boasted of treason. He, as Limbaugh did on NAFTA and GATT, will come in at pivotal times and betray the very group and interests of those he has gained the trust of. We see it over and over and over again. We would do well to remember, Lucifer himself sells a lie with many, many truths.
I believe Alex Jones has things right when he is warning of a coming assassination attempt of Obama. Given Beck’s propaganda, it fits the bill most beautifully. Beck is helping lay the landscape for such an attack, speaking of Obama being in danger from “9/11 Truthers” who want to kill the President.
P.S. I have raised plenty of ire from folks over this Glenn Beck issue through the last few years. I also watched his program all the way through about a year ago, and it was very painful, I experienced some of the most exasperating sentiments I’ve ever felt. Ahahaha. Yes, I watched his snake like movements, even trashing the Federal Reserve, but only within a confined context, unable and unwilling to give the full frontal assault that if he would give would have him immediately terminated in his lucrative contract, but in so doing would make me a true fan.
This was superb. Good to see there are some good legislators in Utah, vilified by the Salt Lake City controlled Media, but lets uphold these guys like Mike Noel as they stand against David Rockefeller’s boasted of “secret cabal” that has been “conspiring” “against the best interests of the United States.”
Alex Jones entire Radio show downloaded here. Interviewed is Lord Monckton exposing the Criminal Climate Gate with its prosecutable crimes of fraud.
A bright caller from Spanish Fork Utah tells Alex that Glenn Beck is a ravening Wolf. An amazing last hour with callers talking about the phony Beck, as well as the exciting movement of the people to reassert the States as supreme over their own creation, the Federal Government, which was and should be brought back into it’s constitutional straightjacket of enumerated and limited powers.
If you have an iPhone, you can now download the Alex Jones Radio Application and listen to his radio show all hours 7 days a week, constantly streaming, repeating hour after hour.
Glenn Beck lost over 50,000 listeners this past week after his repugnant attempt to smear Debra Medina, the grass roots, sharp as a tack liberty lover candidate in the Texas Gubernatorial race.
Glenn thought he would torpedo Debra Medina, a true candidate that have the repugnant method of “mocking fingers of scorn” as his method of operation. Glenn Beck has infiltrated the LDS Church, and some believe for a malignant purpose yet to be revealed in time, as prophesied by former church leaders. Time will reveal that unfolding treachery.
Glenn should remember that his attach on Medina revealed much about him, and we can only hope that nasty tactics will continue and yet bring more of his support base to abandon him and learn to find him unworthy of their trust and confidence as he betrays principle and principled candidates.
Original clip of Glenn’s hatchet job with Debra Medina, the true and non-Rockefeller backed Texas candidate for governor:
Glenn Beck and his dwindling support base,
I don’t know exactly what the label “9/11 Truther” might all encompass by your definition Glenn. But any fool believing the “Conspiracy Theory” put out officially by the US Government on the events surrounding 9/11 is without comprehension of reality, no capacity for logic, or a lying child of hell.
Glenn Beck, you’re attacks and smears upon the truly anti-New World Order (of which David Rockefeller boasts of “conspiring” to bring about) stinks to the heavens, and stenches here on earth. Vile, sick and revolting are your tactics to the minds of good American’s who are prone at holding up truth, fairness and goodness, even having as part of their articles of faith searching for that which is “virtuous, lovely, praiseworthy, or of good report.” You’re a paid shill and attack dog (wolf among the flock) put on to destroy good candidates when it matters. You torpedoed and vilified Ron Paul when it mattered, attacking him and his supporters, calling for them to be rounded up by the US Military. In so doing, you lost huge credibility, then tried to gain it back by championing Ron Paul to then court his supporters who were truly a formidable and yet growing segment of informed and enlightened Americans. You’re own CNN and Fox News channels in Reporting the GOP primary in Nevada showed (with candidates name and graphic on screen) the 1st, 3rd, and 4th place winners. But second? Where was the second place? Omitted entirely from the results! Oh, and why would that be? It was Ron Paul. CNN and Fox News would be legitimate journalistic institutions, or Soviet style propaganda venues of the Bankers? It’s the latter.
I love how blatant you are Glenn. You’re mask comes off. You’re fangs show. You’re arrogance is clear—the snide remark, the backup gang with derisive laughter tell beautifully how nefarious you are as well as the “malignity of purpose” you foment despite your wearing the “mask of honesty.” Your lucifarian tactic of pointing a mocking finger of scorn (as describing the proud and foolish in the last days, prophesied in the Book of Mormon which you profess to believe in but otherwise show little evidence of adhering to) seems to an increasing number of your diminishing audience, clearly discernible.
Glenn Beck—folks have continually argued for the last two years—“does a lot of good.” And, so does Lucifer, right? Or so he convinced a third of the hosts of heaven he would do. More and more American’s and those in you’re listening audience Glenn, are jumping ship, their trust smashed as they see you’re snake like maneuvering and “malignity of purpose.”
Gain trust through promotion of 9 truths, to then sell a great big lie, or torpedo a few very highly agitating candidates that your establishment bankers would have defeated, such as Ron Paul or Debra Medina of Texas.
Glenn, you’re a phony.
Tom here shares a link from a former “dedicated Beck Supporter.” Let the conversion to truth continue. Glenn, you come off too ugly and un-interested in good policy and candidates when using these tactics, as revealed in the Medina Clip below. The pure in mind and heart increasingly are clearly discerning the falseness, meanness and treachery of this wolf in sheep’s clothing. And don’t anyone be dissuaded: Glenn Beck has infiltrated the LDS church for an evil and nefarious purpose, as J. Reuben Clark prophesied and Harold B. Lee warned would happen.
And Glenn, I’ll die before I deny my solid questioning of squibs exiting up in succession the WTC 7 as it comes down in a near free fall collapse into its own footprint—video footage you’ll never show on air, nor let a single caller address. Nor will you get the now over 1,000 Architects and Engineers on who have coalitioned a group refuting the “official” story of the collapse. You’re a paid minister of propaganda Beck, you have “outed” yourself as such, and do so in key pivotal situations where the Bankers need you to squash a good cause, candidate, or truth in terms of covering up the “hidden things of darkness” and “secret combinations,” such as those surrounding 9/11.
Keep up the ugliness Beck, it doesn’t hurt the truth, it exposes you more fully as one masquerading in sheep’s skin, but your fangs hang too prominent at times to be hidden and concealed from more and more of the flock. Hurrah! Let the unmasking of the wolf continue.
Glenn Beck Attempts Smear of Debra Medina in Texas Race, Discerning Listeners Sickened By His Mean and Snide Remarks, No Longer Support Beck
Link Originally to Video from DailyPaul
Texas Radio Listeners Did Not Like Glenn Beck’s Attack on Debra Medina.
Fool anti-war folks durring the Bush years now think “war” is a good thing because their stooge, New World Order puppet was planted into the US Presidential Mansion by the Establishment? Wake up dufus “liberals” and Dems. Wake up Dufus “conservatives” or repubs who try to hark back to Bush being different than Obama. Both are tools and front men stooges of the New World Order movement of the Elite, which David Rockefeller in his own book boasts of working to bring forth by working treason against the United States of America and of being part of a “secret cabal” in this campaign of tyranny.