Socialism will not and has never worked in a society without force of law. Socialism destroys the inherent desire to better oneself and family; why work harder? Socialism stunts an individual’s natural forward progression. Taking from one and giving to another that has not earned it is wrong! Redistribution is counter-productive for all those who work for a living. If there is no greater reward to better oneself that individual does less and this makes less of a benefit for all; particularly in creating more jobs!
If the current Democratic (Socialist) administration in Washington is successful in turning this country into a Socialistic regime, will you be happier? For a short time, those who crave free help will be happier. Why only a short time, because you are going to want more things later on. Will you most likely get them? No. Why? Because there is only so much money to redistribute around and besides you only get the amount of money the State thinks you should have. Will this make you happy that you are not going to get what you want or need? No. Will you eventually get tired of limited freedoms and the limited potential to increase personal wealth? Yes!
If you think about it you are always in search for some type of need. If your earnings are taken from you, how long do you think it will take before you are stunted from achieving a better way of life? People who earn money spend money and that creates jobs. To spread the wealth around unfairly only causes people to earn less wealth, which means less to spread around. This will cause the economy to spiral downward where all will be in poverty! As it stands today, there are millions of our citizens in the country that do not even pay taxes and are given money by the government. In other words, your money!
If the Socialists (Democrats), which are currently in power, have their way Socialism will be implemented in this country. However, that would only be their first step to total domination of the American public, including possible Communism. Do you know who has a higher standard of living in a Socialistic form of government? Those who hold the power over you!
More information can be found about our natural needs by Humanist, Abraham Maslow at the links below. He developed the natural progression of the human experience which is at the core of this article.
Further Reading — Abraham Maslow: http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/hierarchyneeds.htm