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How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving

coveyrise Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:35 AM
And what does FORWARD get us? Well we can have $16 Trillion in debt and claim we need to take more from those who have worked hard to succeed in order to give more to those who didn't. We can add 15 million people to our Food Stamps roles since Food Stamps is a new name for Collectivism in the name of FAIRNESS. After all it's not FAIR for those people who either produce food or earn enough to afford it to be the only ones who get to eat it. Yeah, let's jump Food Stamp recipients up to 47 million. WE can extend Unemployment Benefits for 4 years. After all it's not FAIR for only those people who actually work to be the ones getting a paycheck. Yeah, FORWARD, that'll work.
Lars795 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 1:37 PM
Yep, I give you a clue, I am not an ant that will work hard all summer long to grow what I need for the winter; to have it taken away to feed a grasshopper that chose not to work. Eventually those grasshoppers will die off, and like in the movie "Bugs", eventually the ants will rise up and say "ENOUGH".

It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons From a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a system of communal property and labor. As William Bradford recorded in his Of Plymouth Plantation, a people who had formerly...

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