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SOCIALISM: Not now, or ever

| November 20, 2020 1:00 AM

After reading the Nov. 15 letter by Garrett Schwartzkopf entitled “Socialism: Check it Out,” I’m quite stunned and must write.

Benefits of Socialism? Mr. Schwartzkopf writes how funding agencies like our police and fire departments are socialism? No, socialism it is NOT. We work, pay taxes for services. Our police and fire, in turn, WORK for that money. We taxpayers do not pay them to do nothing or this in ANY way may be compared to income sharing, “spreading the wealth.”

Mr. Schwartzkopf may benefit by study. Try finding one country benefiting from socialism? We often name Venezuela, once a very wealthy country and now, due to socialism, people have been shot in the streets, women assaulted and masses eating out of trash cans like dogs. Poverty never improves anything. Socialism only leads to Communism, totalitarianism, dictatorship.

Like Mr. Schwartzkopf, many use the Bible as a weapon to prove their point. Well, Jesus did NOT say pay taxes, He separated Himself from government, He was of the Spiritual.

The Bible IS NOT about eternal giveaway programs, read II Thessalonians 3:6-12. Apostle Paul wrote “nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.” v10 “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” So, this does away with the theory “get something for nothing.”

To those advocating socialism, go to a socialist country, spend some time there and see what you think. When losing your treasured liberties as lived here in the U.S., you will dream about the days when you lived free. May God help us, keep our land free.

SARAH RAICHART

Post Falls