"Freedom is the ability to make your own decisions," Farris (Michael Farris, chancellor of Patrick Henry College and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association) told WND, "but socialism inherently takes away private decision making. When the president can decide who is the chair or CEO of General Motors, that's socialism. America was founded on the principle that Americans can make their own decisions; the government can't tell us what to do. Socialism erases that line and invades the private decision making of companies, of families, of everyone."
So NDAC is clear about this. Compassion, enforced by government, is coercion. You don't have a choice in the matter. Take another look at the bar chart on the home page, the single largest item in the federal budget is social spending, even if you don't include Social Security.
The current federal income tax system hurts the lower income folks more than you realize. It is grossly unfair to low income folks. Here is why. The federal government places a tax on corporate profits, but corporations do not pay that tax. It is treated as a cost, and included in the price of the product. Every product that we buy has embedded corporate income tax, about 25% or more. You don't see it on the cashier ticket, but it's there. Low income earners pay that tax just like everyone else. But it is a larger percentage of a low income earner's budget. Doesn't seem right to us.
Related note: The change in administration in 2009, coupled with the socialistic leaning of the leadership in Congress, it is clear that the U. S. has begun a swing to socialism, or at least to Marxism. The "world" seems happy about this; but there will be widespread dissapointment. The buying power of Americans will dimenish under socialism, Americans will not be as good a customer of tlhe world's goods as it once was.
There is nothing in the U. S. Constitution that authorizes Congress to take money from some people and give it it other people, as being done with welfare and the new approach to government operated healthcare.
go to National Debt Awareness Center web site.