We’re being told by some that the people of the United States want socialism. The thing of it is, we already have a mild form of socialism. In it’s now famous “We Are All Socialists Now” cover, Newsweek wrote: The U.S. government has already—under a conservative Republican administration—effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries. That seems a […]
The minimum wage is about freedom. Think about it. The government is forcing employers to pay people a certain amount of money. It’s no wonder that a majority of voters have no problem with the government taking ever higher amounts of money from workers in the form of taxes. When the minimum wage goes up, […]
Social Security is in the news as presidential candidates jockey for political position. What you don’t know about Social Security may surprise you. Gary DeMar takes a look at the socialist history of this government pyramid scheme in this edition of Vantage Point!
In America’s current economic state, many propose cutting the budget. But when you get down to talking of cutting specific programs such as Medicare, Social Security or government education people start to balk. Most people are not willing to give up a government program that they benefit from, but ultimately we will have to give […]
It’s been said that history repeats itself. Take, for example, the supposed freakish parallels between the assassinations of presidents Lincoln and Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln was first elected to Congress in 1846. John Kennedy followed exactly 100 years later. Lincoln was elected President of the United States in 1860. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. After […]
As we wrap up this series dealing with Wayne Grudem’s book, “Politics According to the Bible”, we concentrate on what he has to say regarding social security. Dr. Grudem puts forth the idea in his book, that social security was worthy and even biblical as it was first established in 1935, and that it became […]
An engaged electorate is a beautiful thing to behold. For a generation or two, hard working, industrious, and long-suffering Americans had neglected politics. After 1925, Evangelical Christians did not connect their religious beliefs with the social sphere. They did not have a biblical worldview of culture and politics. I don’t mean they didn’t vote. I […]
1. The crucial objective factor promoting economic growth in a private property social order is per capita investment. 2. Americans save less than 5% of household income. 3. The Federal Reserve System runs the show economically; Congress doesn’t. 4. Here is the supreme symbol of the chain of command: Congress will not audit the Federal […]
We are seeing the end of an era. The trade union movement in the United States has declined for the last 30 years. It is now in its final stages. The only area of the economy in which unions still have any degree of clout is in government. The union movement barely functions outside of […]
The phrase “Tea Party” is synonymous these days with the politics of spending cuts. The big one is the compulsory health insurance law. Tea Party people want it repealed. Yet in the grand scheme of things fiscal, that law is a drop in the tea cup. In my previous report, “A $600+ Billion Spending Cut,” […]
One of the most iconic images of the Berlin Wall shows a soldier in East Berlin throwing off his weapon and making a leap to freedom in the West. The Berlin Wall was built to keep people in. If East Berlin had been a better place to live, there would have been no need for a wall. The House of Representatives has voted to build a healthcare wall. It won’t go up immediately.
“We ought to be increasing our taxes. We who have it ought to be paying a lot more, but should insist on efficiency in expenditure.”—Walter Cronkite When Walter Cronkite was 89, he regretted having retired as the anchorman of CBS News. He wanted to be America’s “most trusted man” again. Cronkite was a socialist. Of […]