I am not an economist and in this article, won’t pretend to be. Economic theory often confuses me–but I’m not alone. Our nation is 23 trillion dollars in debt and very few seem to care.
But I am an American, a parent and a follower of Christ involved in helping people improve their circumstances by the blessings of God–both in this life and the next.
Thus, I’m concerned that as we reach the twenty-year mark of the 21st century (2020), most young adults I know can’t afford to buy a house in the wealthiest nation on earth.
I think I know why.
Those who know me understand my greatest loyalty lies to the ultimate government of the world, the Kingdom of God–of whom Jesus Christ is the supreme ruler.
But while on earth, I’m also a citizen of the United States where I’m committed to voting for civil leaders who will preserve the God-given rights of people–to life, liberty and property (the pursuit of happiness).
I vote for “the public good.”
In this article, I’d like to make a heart-felt appeal to my Democratic friends.
For most of my adult life the word “socialism” was treated like a four letter word. Rightfully so.
More people were killed in the 20th century at the hand of socialist governments (including Nazism and communism) that any other time in history–over 100 million innocent people.
Even those who were spared by the socialist regimes became enslaved and impoverished by heavy-handed governments.
Yet, socialism seems to be in vogue in the 21st century with a recent poll indicating that 40% of Americans now view it somewhat favorably–especially young people.
Why do many embrace socialism and want to do away with capitalism–the largest driver of prosperity and freedom?
Because capitalism just might be one of the greatest restraints on sin in the world today.