I saw a meme posted by a friend who is a liberal Democrat and who is further down that leftist road some months ago. It described how Greece was going to fix its financial situation with a leftist economical approach. Now that Greece is in default, it obvious that those leftist measures did not work. This person has not posted anything on Greece since then. Really, what happen to Greece is a tribute to the consequences of decades of government giving nationwide free provisions without the finances to pay for them. It is failed socialism. Look what Greece is doing to its citizens now!
Liberal Logic 101 makes a good contrast between the capitalist’s entrepreneurial iPhone product and the legislated Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare. Individuals whose health care is not supplied through their employers must now buy this new government health care regardless of whether or not the ACA product meets their needs or even if they can afford it. Capitalism does not fine you in order to make you buy a product.
Socialism is often being linked to Christianity. I continue to hear folks come down on Christians who do not believe in the government forced sharing of their income with the rest of the country i.e. income redistribution. The Lord commands us to give of our money and time through our free will to help others and not our government taking more and more money from paychecks. There was a lengthy time, when I felt as a Christian that it was fine and dandy for government to redistribute from other people’s income. But now, I finally understand. It is wrong to deem socialism as Christian. If you did not read these first 2 links on my twitter feed or on my Facebook page. Read part 1, part 2 and now part 3 of Michael Youssef’s Keep Jesus Out of Your Socialism.
And listen to Star Parker on this subject