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Capitalism Versus Socialism

Our beloved Republic, the USA, is a capitalistic market driven economy. Businesses are individually owned, and business owners and entrepreneurs determine from the market what is necessary in our lives and for our citizens to have desirable paths of living. The likes of Facebook, Apple, Google, Walmart and Amazon are all great examples of what a market driven economy can create. In these instances, one person with a great idea created hundreds of thousands of jobs and have changed our country and are in the process of changing the world. Our capitalistic country has made the USA the richest most powerful country in the world.

Socialism is an economic and political system in which the means of production are publicly owned, with the government controlling the needs of the people and also all production and prices. Socialism tends to bring a uniformity to the people, neglecting the idea that there are vast differences between people. Socialism takes away incentives for private individuals with perhaps more skills, talent and aggressiveness in business to ever utilize their advantages. They are all put into one basket and the government will decide what is best for everyone.

Socialism is a great system for people who do not like to work as they will be given equally with those who do. There is no incentive as in capitalism to produce the best product for the best prices. There will not be market regulation as the government takes that away and determines what they will produce and what they will charge for it. There are all ranges of socialism and one shoe does not fit all, but to start dancing around this, as our country is doing now should be very frightening to all of us.

Bernie Sanders and his agenda do not follow any of the former political ideals of the Democratic Party. B.S. is not even a Democrat. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have lost their party. Look who Sanders has traveling along with him. A Muslim and a Hispanic, Rashid Tlaib and AOC. It appears to me neither one of them seems to have a brain in their head, if they actually believe what they shout to the masses who do not take the time to educate themselves on these dangerous directives. And what comes following Socialism? It is the steppingstone to Communism.

Communism is a step down the road. There is no private property. It is community owned and each person is given a portion based on what they need or what the government thinks you need. All necessities including food, housing, medical care and education is given by the government. But why would you need an education if everything is given to you?

By contrast with socialism, you can own property but production and generating wealth is communally owned and managed by your friendly Democratically owned and elected government.

It is time to wake up Americans. We all need to put our hearts into this next election unless we suddenly want our way of life changed forever. Conservatives need to win back the House. Imagine, if the open borders and unmitigated immigration flood our country? We are being set up to enter an age of Socialism that we may never recover from. Why would we? With our country filled with illegal aliens they would never vote for a capitalistic system. They want Americans to take care of them and give them the free healthcare, education, housing and all the rights that the Americans have. They will not come with education, jobs or a house on their back. The Democrats promise them that, but whose money do you suppose they are going to use?

I have no idea where all this free stuff B.S. is promising, but retirement with all these free benefits is starting to sound better than what most people thought it could. But with what Bernie is promising, I bet they push the retirement age up to 90 years and by then Medicare will probably kick in.

God bless America. Rick Redalen, MD, Maverick Doctor

P.S. Do not take this lightly. Look what happened when the Democrats dismissed POTUS Trump with a smirk on their face and a laugh from their gut.

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Dr. Rick is a retired American physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has done mission work around the country and the world. He is now on a mission to improve healthcare in America. Visit or email him at

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