There is turmoil from within

Why is there humming of turmoil within masses of the United States? There are elements in today’s society that want to convert our republic form of government into a socialist democracy or a communist democracy.

We have those that call themselves righteous yet, they support the extraction of hard earned monies from others. Monies they earned by the use of their knowledge, talents, skills, and abilities. Monies that are deservedly theirs. They have been diligent and self-reliant without being dependent on others. Many of those who have earned their income have provided many opportunities for others along the way. Yet, because they have earned a good living many want to take what they have earned away from them in the name of others!

For the last 85 years trillions of dollars have been extracted from our citizenry to support programs such as the “New Deal,” “the Great Society,” and “the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” These programs were established with one goal in mind and that is to transfer wealth from one set of citizens to another! There are many who claim that the programs were put in place to benefit the poor and downtrodden of our society. These programs have not improved the lot of those the prognosticators claimed the programs should benefit.

With the trillions that have been spent on programs that do not work, there are those who would slide us further down the socialist slide. They are demanding more money to support programs that have not worked and will not work. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a prime example of unworkable programs. The PPACA is collapsing on itself. From all indications the PPACA was designed to collapse to further the goal toward a single payer system another step toward socialism or maybe communism. What is amazing is that there are 21 taxes in the PPACA that impact the very people that the prophets are claiming that the PPACA was to benefit.

It is the members of the Democratic Party led by the likes of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Keith Ellison, and Maxine Waters that are driving the conversion of the United States to a socialist or communist nation.

Having read through the Bible a number of times I can find nothing that indicated the government is to take care of the people’s needs. Caring for the poor and needy is an individual responsibility, a non-transferable responsibility.

Ray Shamlin

Rocky Mount