The View From 1776
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Preview of the United States’ Disastrous Future
New York City, President Franklin Roosevelt’s model demonstration socialist city during the 1930s’ Depression, provides a picture of what the liberal-progressive welfare state already has done to destroy the economic and moral fiber of a community and of the economic disaster that lies ahead.
Liberal-progressive-socialism is characterized by high taxes, government monopoly support for labor unions, and strangling regulation of all economic activity, leading to decline of social order and cohesion. All of this flows from a high degree of power collectivized in the hands of bureaucratic regulators, who are confident that only they know the secrets of perfecting human society.
The results are higher crime rates, wholesale business demise, breakdown of traditional family units, deterioration of morality, failure of public education, and a large exodus of a community’s best and brightest, who seek survival in a better environment. In the liberal-progressive community, urban redevelopment projects become the major industry.
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