VIRUS: A socialism alert

March 25, 2020 1:00 AM

In 1944, during the Second World War, F.A. Hayek wrote the book The Road To Serfdom. In the book is the following statement:

“No matter what rhetoric they employ, politicians and bureaucracies over which they preside love power, and power is never easily surrendered once the danger, if there ever was one, has passed.”

The advent of the coronavirus has placed us all, for all intents and purposes, under martial law. We are quick to do what is asked even though we may heartily disagree.

But, there is a great danger, once this virus has passed, to keep the government we have, with the end result being a larger government. Do we want more socialism? We shall have it.

We must be vigilant to insure that we reclaim our government once the danger has passed.

Plus, our government has agreed to support the workers with vast payments that have the real danger of leading to more inflation.

Who knows how this will end, but just the same we need to be sure it does not lead to more socialism.

JIM HOLLINGSWORTH

Hayden