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To the Editor:
In the fourth century, Aristotle described three forms of government: monarchy, aristocracy, and polity. They are based on who holds power: an individual, an elite few, or many citizens. There are now many hybrid versions but they boil down to federal capitalism, socialism and communism.
It appears that today’s elite socialists want to take us back to the early 20th Century when progressives were dominant and communism was popular.
Socialism is the transitional bridge to communism. Socialism and communism do not work because in one case they run out of other peoples money and in the other their utopian dream is diametrically opposed to mans nature. Both severely restrict liberty, create rationing, and foster despotic behavior. See Venezuela and Cuba. Lord Acton said, “Socialism easily accepts despotism. It requires the strongest execution of power – power sufficient to interfere with property.” There are over thirty FEC registered political parties in the U.S. Over a dozen of them support communism, Marxism, or socialism.
Robert Hutchins wrote, “The death of democracy is not likely to be an ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.” Mark Twain cautioned “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It is what you know for sure that ain’t so.” In my opinion, we face a clear and present danger, but education and common sense can overcome it. Contributed by Bob Moore, Villager, in villages-news.com, 2/1/19