Throughout his life, the philanthropist and political science expert Thor Halvorrsen has seen crimes against humanity perpetrated by governments throughout the world. Whether persecutions of individuals for their political leanings, opinions, public statements, or massacres such as the Holocaust, they are all the result of a corrupt government. Halvorrsen pointed out in this interview with Fox News that he fears that the United States could be treading on dangerous waters by being so hospitable to what is commonly referred to as democratic socialism. The number of people who seemed compelled by the system was concerning to Halvorrsen. He recognizes a number of detrimental problems with it that could spell disaster for the United States.
It Tells People That They Are Irresponsible
Think of the man who goes to work every day to provide food for his family. He works 60 hours every week and comes home to spend his remaining hours with the children. Think of the single mother who is struggling to get by. Think of all of the laborers throughout the United States, whether wearing a white collar or a blue one. A socialistic government would tell them that they are not responsible enough to spend their money wisely. The government needs to take it and then give it back to them in the form of goods that they should purchase. But Halvorrsen thinks that you can trust the single mother to buy food for her children. The people are responsible enough to make decisions about their own money. They are the ones who earned it.
It Discourages The Workforce
A corporate recruiter is somebody who identifies a competent and diligent individual who can contribute something to a particular field. She will scour the market for the best employee who is striving to compete to get ahead. But if the government takes her money and gives her an allotment of goods in return, then she will have no good reasons to continue to strive for success.
Halvorrsen recognizes the potential economic downfall that could result from socialism. This could bring about a depression in which water and food are scarce. That is not what he wants to see.
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