An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had failed very few students, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “Ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade meaning, obviously, no one will receive an A.”
They all agreed to this. After the first test the grades were averaged, everyone got a C. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little studied even less; and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too, so they studied little. The second test average was a D!
No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great dismay the professor failed them all.
Then he sent all of them this note: “A socialistic government will also ultimately fail — because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all reward away, no one will try to succeed.”
Socialism can’t be made any clearer than this! And, remember, we have many Congressmen, and now a President, who hold to socialistic ideals. If they are allowed to succeed, the United States as it once existed, conceived as a democratic republic with limited government, will eventually cease to exist.
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money” – Margaret Thatcher
“Socialism only works if it were possible for everyone to be on welfare. Is it possible? No. Because if everyone were on welfare who would pay the taxes to cover the costs of welfare? If you still say the government will, then it can no longer be socialism because a government who pays for everything exects to be reimbursed in some way. Forced Labor, take your property, tell you what to do. That is Fascism. That is an oligarchy. That is why solcialism will not work. So I guess the next question is ‘Do you want fascism?’ That is the true question.” –Sean M House – President of SOAR