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What Flavor Is Your Politics?

by Randy Wedin

What Do the Terms Republic, Democracy, Socialism, and Communism Really Mean?

(Americans are being bombarded with some serious terms that I am sure not everyone understands. I’m using an analogy of lollipops to make them easier to understand.)

REPUBLIC. America is a republic, which gives individuals the right to their own destiny. The majority rules, but the majority cannot take away someone’s unalienable rights, as given by our Constitution. So, even though, for the sake of argument, 75% of Americans may prefer cherry-flavored lollipops, they cannot force their will upon those who like lollipops of other flavors.

DEMOCRACY. (Our republic is often confused as a democracy.) In a democracy, the majority rules but with no unalienable Constitutional rights to protect individuals. Some industries can be abolished by the majority, and strict laws can regulate certain other industries and personal rights. Our Constitution would be abolished and replaced by mob rule. In our analogy, under a democracy those preferring cherry-flavored lollipops could force non-cherry- flavored lollipops out of existence, and only cherry lollipops would be allowed.

SOCIALISM. Under socialism, everything is intensely government controlled. Those industries that are critical to the government are nationalized, although personal ownership of some small businesses and homes is possible. Usually all lands and resources are owned by the government. Critical industries to the government, such as energy, manufacturing, airlines, banks, hospitals, are owned by the government. For our analogy, lollipops would be controlled by prices, availability, quantity, and quality. (Serious Note: Socialism is not related to social media as many young millenials think socialism means!)

Under the current wave of socialism here in America, fossil fuels would be banned and only renewable fossil fuels at exorbitant prices would be legal. (By the way, socialist democrats own nearly all the proprietary rights to renewable fuels, which puts them in line to make billions of dollars if fossil fuels are outlawed and only renewable fuels are allowed.) Guns would be outlawed, along with our ability to lawfully assemble and protest the mob rules. All the Bill of Rights and amendments we cherish now would be eliminated. Our lollipops would be cherry-flavored or whatever flavor the ruling class prefers, and their size and quality would also be determined. No citizen would have the right to protest because our freedom of speech and other unalienable rights that we currently enjoy under the Constitution would be gone.

COMMUNISM. Communism is an extreme form of socialism. In fact, Lenin said: “The goal of all socialism is communism.” With communism the government owns everything. Everyone is supposed to be equal, but current and past examples have proved to be anything but equal. The government can dictate that only cherry lollipops are sold at huge prices only on Tuesdays and Fridays and are rationed. Yet, the ruling class is “more equal” than the mere comrades and can buy everything without rationing.

In our example, the ruling class not only can have cherry lollipops, but all the other flavors as well. And the low-life comrades cannot protest, or they will find themselves in some camp working for the government for free. I personally cannot see how anyone would prefer socialism to our republic, but the socialist democrats are pushing hard, and we as republicans must fight them with our lives.

Under communism, the government owns everything. Everyone is supposed to be equal, but current and past examples have proved to be anything but equal. The government can dictate that only cherry lollipops are sold at huge prices only on Tuesdays and Fridays, and are rationed. Yet, the ruling class is “more equal” than the mere comrades and can buy everything without rationing.

In our example, they not only can have cherry lollipops, but all the other flavors as well. And the low-life comrades cannot protest, or they will find themselves in some camp working for the government for free.

I personally cannot see how anyone would prefer socialism to our republic, but the socialist democrats are pushing hard, and we as republicans must fight them with our lives.