Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two Quotes

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US, Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."

Compare that quote to this one from President Ronald Reagan:

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

What do you think about the direction our country is going? Please post a reply.


Michelle said...

My dad escaped from Communistic Czechoslovakia in 1966 and is very much aware of Socialism and Communism coming to the his beloved United States. I honestly think that because I have him as an influence I am also more aware of these things happening around us when most of my 30-year-old peers are completely unaware. We are headed in a Socialistic and even Communistic direction. I just want people to be aware and recognize it when they see it.

Rick said...

Well stated Michelle. It will be young people such as yourself that will be able to make your peers recognize and understand this critical shift of economic and worldview perspective that is taking over our great country.