This is not socialism |

This is not socialism

It is sad to read letters filled with fear, especially fear of socialism.

We don’t have socialism which is “a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.” We have a free enterprise system with some government controls.

Certainly our government has no plans to take over all of the private companies that produce and distribute the goods we need or want. That would be real socialism.

They have briefly taken over a few businesses that were failing in order to help them get back on their feet. This is not socialism, but simply a pragmatic solution to a public danger.

Our present government inherited a collapsing economy and has been doing a good job implementing ways to bring back a healthy economy. The economy is slowly recovering, thanks to their efforts.

We need have no fears that this government is going to take over everything. Let us support our elected government in the work it is doing for the good of all of us!

The government and our president need our support. Let us get beyond the fears expressed by some.

As President Roosevelt said many years ago at the height of the Great Depression, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

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