America is the last bastion of hope for liberty and economic freedom, and yet, we see self identified Socialists such as Bernie Sanders with a shot at being president. We see a man like Donald Trump with eminent domain and expressing he will get rid of free trade agreements that exist and reject another (TPP) unsigned. Clinton as well suggests she won’t go forward with the TPP and will expand Obamacare and restrict further gun rights. Every single serious candidate supports big government and, most support socialist programs and hand outs of one kind or another.
Please give me hope here guys. Is this not a problem across America because of the strong state powers that are given? So for example, a foreigner could say “I’m not a communist, so I will go live in this state ______” rather than another that say, wants to regulate how much soda you can drink for example…(a slight shot at a potential presidential candidate who has threatened to run as an indepedent). Surely the federal government can impose it’s will and ideology across the country without issue, or can they?
As someone who has lived in a socialist country my entire life, I can assure you that nothing is free. Some of the costs that one bears goes straight to the soul of a nation and would be easily described as “anti-democratic”, even “anti-American”. I certainly support education and healthcare initiatives, but the concept of “free” is not the manner in which to go. Warren Buffet himself has famously stated the biggest reason he avoids paying taxes is that he doesn’t want to send his funds to an institution that will mismanage the money, everyone and their brother knows that inherently when someone else is spending money with no personal investment and risk, that they will not manage it as efficiently as those who fund their own initiatives, it is the backbone of Capitalism, risk/reward.