Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Plenty of Capitalism or the Want of Socialism?

Ayn Rand stated the case in simple terms with her "The Virtue of Selfishness". Would you rather depend for your food, electricity and gasoline on people who provide these things by making a profit for getting them to you, or would you prefer to have them provided by a government agency that isn't interested in making a profit and that will get paid whether you receive their products and services or not?

If the Dole corporation doesn't provide you with pineapples they make no money and no profit and thereby harm themselves and their families, so you can depend on Dole to provide pineapples in order to be profitable. But if you depend on the government for pineapples there will likely be a shortage and they will definitely cost more because there is no competition at the government level and because government employees get paid whether you get your pineapples or not, so they don't care.

Would the government have ever invented the personal computer or the IPOD? No, because the government isn't interested in making a profit and providing innovative service, and instead depends on regulation of old, existing products to assure their jobs. The government would still be regulating buggy whips if they could.

There can be no more stark or obvious demonstration of the benefits of capitalism and the pain and suffering of socialism/communism than the side-by-side comparisons of the absolute poverty and want of North Korea and the prosperity and comfort South Korea; and the comparisons were the same for the freedoms of West Germany and the total control and want of East Germany before the old Soviet Union broke up.

As our community-organizer-in-chief takes over more of our economy and our freedoms the considerations of profit and competition versus power and control becomes critical in determining what type of nation we will have in a few years. The Department of Energy and the EPA are destroying jobs and our economy and they must be stopped. Our legislators must be encouraged to repeal the enabling legislation for these two government agencies and abolish them forever or they will destroy the greatest nation on earth and all of us with it.