An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that [socialism] worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer…
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on a [socialist] plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone receives the same grade. So no one would fail, and no one would receive a grade above the average . Substitute dollars for grades for a more realistic view.
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset. The students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied less.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased. As bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED
The professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.
Here are 4 statements that can be strongly used against Socialism:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
People need an incentive to work, but money is not it. Money is a means of control, and those who control it have the power. Eliminate money and everyone who contributes to society reaps equal rewards. To be fair those who make life easier reap greater rewords. Those who refuse to participate will perish.
No free shelter. No free food. No free ride. It’s there, all you have to do is PARTICIPATE !
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