"The utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of the wealth], and a community of goods [central ownership of all the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional." (Wells, Life of Samuel Adams, 1:154.)
from The Five Thousand Year Leap
, page 90.
Compare the thought of one of our Founding Fathers to that of our current president:"... I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
This president is on the WRONG track and has deviated greatly from the wisdom, intent, and vision of the Founders. But it is not solely his fault. Since 1913, IMHO, this country has been headed the wrong way.The Five Thousand Year Leap
is an incredible book. It is a detailed and well documented discussion of how the U.S. Constitution was written and WHY it was written the way it was. I don't care what your political leanings are, this book should be mandatory reading for you. I believe this so much that I will GIVE you my copy when I am done reading it, with the caveat that you freely pass it on to others when you finish. We are a population with a horrible understanding of our own history. This book partly remedies that. How can we tell where we are going if we don't know where we started from?
If you believe the U.S. Constitution is flawed, then you DEFINITELY need to read this book to find out why that is.