Skip to comments.Trump Blasts Socialism at UN: ‘Failed Ideology’ that Causes ‘Poverty and Misery Everywhere’
Posted on 09/19/2017 2:12:47 PM PDT by davikkm
President Donald Trump took aim at socialism and left-wing ideology during his speech at the United Nations specifically in the context of Venezuela, a socialist state currently experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in its history. The socialist Maduro regime has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse, Trump said. This dictatorship has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation, by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried.
The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented, Trump continued. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or Communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenants of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people living under these cruel systems.
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Taxpayer funded NPR (radio DNC) spent the morning mocking our nation’s President, claiming that he would be ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘not well received.’ They were woefully wrong as they usually are with their fake lib-biased news.
Let’s end taxpayer funding for anti-American NPR now.
Socialism is another Lying Leftist label for what is ACTUALLY tyranny and totalitarianism.
I have been spreading the rumor that Trump is going to win a Nobel Prize and it drives the liberals crazy!
Go, Trump!! Best election, best POTUS, evah!!
This President does something new and unique. He speaks the truth.
“Socialism” is nothing more than a euphemism for Marxism. Revolutionary Marxists like Black Lives Matter and Antifa consider socialists to be useful idiots to put them in position to create a Leninist police state and will be the first ones rounded up. There is no such thing as “democratic socialism”. We’re seeing what will happen to the Bill of Rights on college campuses across the land if these Marxist yoyos get control. Watch the movie “The Chekist” to see the face of revolutionary justice
NPR is like Profofol, puts you right to sleep
Blasting Socialism was the best part of the speech IMO. CNN is knocking Trump’s comments on Iran and N Korea. But they aren’t even mentioning his attack on Socialism. Quite telling
“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented, Trump continued. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or Communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.”
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. And he gave it in a speech in front of all these socialist elites, who were probably squirming in their seats. I love it! The man has a pair. If only our Congress did.
Socialism is an ideology of death and murder. It’s about time someone point it out.
Socialism >> The equal distribution of misery .
...This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation, by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried.
The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented...
This statement is as historic and important as, “Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall.”
Is is a warning to us about liberalism, democrats, and their plans to us.
Sure there is...."one man, one vote.......once."
Socialism >> The equal distribution of misery .You're also describing Obamacare.
That was an excellent speech that focused on the real problems ordinary people are confronting throughout the World.
“Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The enviable condition of the people of the United States is often too much ascribed to the physical advantages of their soil & climate …. But a just estimate of the happiness of our country will never overlook what belongs to the fertile activity of a free people and the benign influence of a responsible government.” – James Madison
America’s Constitution did not mention freedom of enterprise per se, but it did set up a system of laws to secure individual liberty and freedom of choice in keeping with Creator-endowed natural rights. Out of these, free enterprise flourished naturally. Even though the words “free enterprise’ are not in the Constitution, the concept was uppermost in the minds of the Founders, typified by the remarks of Jefferson and Madison as quoted above. Already, in 1787, Americans were enjoying the rewards of individual enterprise and free markets. Their dedication was to securing that freedom for posterity.
The learned men drafting America’s Constitution understood history – mankind’s struggle against poverty and government oppression. And they had studied the ideas of the great thinkers and philosophers. They were familiar with the near starvation of the early Jamestown settlers under a communal production and distribution system and Governor Bradford’s diary account of how all benefited after agreement that each family could do as it wished with the fruits of its own labors. Later, in 1776, Adam Smith’s INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS and Say’s POLITICAL ECONOMY had come at just the right time and were perfectly compatible with the Founders’ own passion for individual liberty. Jefferson said these were the best books to be had for forming governments based on principles of freedom. They saw a free market economy as the natural result of their ideal of liberty. They feared concentrations of power and the coercion that planners can use in planning other peoples lives; and they valued freedom of choice and acceptance of responsibility of the consequences of such choice as being the very essence of liberty. They envisioned a large and prosperous republic of free people, unhampered by government interference.
The Founders believed the American people, possessors of deeply rooted character and values, could prosper if left free to:
Such a free market economy was, to them, the natural result of liberty, carried out in the economic dimension of life. Their philosophy tended to enlarge individual freedom – not to restrict or diminish the individual’s right to make choices and to succeed or fail based on those choices. The economic role of their Constitutional government was simply to secure rights and encourage commerce. Through the Constitution, they granted their government some very limited powers to:
Adam Smith called it “the system of natural liberty.” James Madison referred to it as “the benign influence of a responsible government.” Others have called it the free enterprise system. By whatever name it is called, the economic system envisioned by the Founders and encouraged by the Constitution allowed individual enterprise to flourish and triggered the greatest explosion of economic progress in all of history. Americans became the first people truly to realize the economic dimension of liberty.
Which begs the question:
How socialist are we?
The only thing that should be transmitted from NPR is classical music. And that would only require a handful of employees.
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