Someone Who Has Lived Where America Is Headed
The following is from a subscriber. I felt her convincing insights warranted the attention of all. It is unedited presented exactly as received.
I am a Canadian citizen and my husband is an Australian citizen, and we have been living in the USA since 2001 and we took all the necessary steps for permanent residency and we still have a few years before we can actually apply for citizenship. We are both in our early 50s now, in case you need a demographic. My husband’s family moved him from Sydney Australia to Canada when he was 14 years old, and for him Canada’s government system wasn’t too different from Australia’s, as both used a “British” system of government, with a Prime Minister and a Parliament; and we lived on the west coast so by the time our polls closed on the west coast we already knew who the Prime Minister was, and we never got a say in that, we only got to vote for our local representatives, so it is very different from the US system of Government.
When we moved to the US in 2001, what I noticed almost immediately was capitalism, as it was no longer a word I learned in school. To see capitalism alive and well, where you see strip malls with an anchor store or two, and then small business’ were all around. If you had a skill that people needed, you could make money doing it; and people did it.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]I tell you this because the emphasis goes on “not just a word I learned in school” when it came to Capitalism. Both Canada and Australia are closer to a democratic socialist society; there have been some things the government has given back to the private sector with respect to large businesses but on the whole that would be the best description. The year 2000 was the last time we paid any Canadian taxes so I have to use that information to give you an idea of what it was like for us. We lived on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and the highest tax bracket was capped at $60,000 combined income for personal taxes and that bracket is 54% of your income between Federal and Provincial tax (think state tax). On top of this we had to pay $92.00 per adult, per month for the so-called free medical that Canada offers, 7% provincial tax on pretty much everything we buy, plus 7.5% GST (goods & services tax) on anything that is a good or service.
For Corporate taxes, we were at the end of a 2 year small business tax break where it was 35% on the first $100,000, and 45% on anything over and above. Once that “tax break” ended our corporate taxes went to 45% on the first $100,000, and 55% on anything over and above.
All the taxes we paid, the additional funds that went to the free medical that Canada provides, while a lot more people paid absolutely nothing to get all the same things that we got. Does this sound familiar? It is a lot like what is going on in this country, and there are a few reasons for this.
First and foremost, if we just let all kinds of people from third world countries enter illegally and stay here, even after they break our laws, that helps to bring this country down to a third world capacity, as all these people get to vote in the precincts where democrats have been able to thwart voter ID laws, and they will vote no different than they did in their third world country, and therefore we end up getting a leader that on the same level as the people who put them there.
Secondly, the democrats have done everything in their power to hurt the education system in this country so that people aren’t even learning the basics of reading and writing, let alone life skills, and trade skills. There is no history taught in the public schools, and we all know that history tends to repeat itself.
Another issue comes down to my point about a word learned in school. You see there are many Americans around me, and I’m sure around you as well that say “oh, that will never happen here”, but it seems like they just pop their heads out of the sand long enough to say the words and then back down in the sand as if they aren’t responsible for what happens in this country, or worse, they go back to watching MSNBC which we all know is now “State Run Television”.
Perhaps Socialism is just a word that may have been learned in school, but if you don’t know more than the actual definition that is given, then it would be difficult to recognize what is actually happening to our country. I mean Canada isn’t 100% socialist, because they do allow private industry and you can buy land, build a home, and make a living. A true socialist state is where people own nothing, it is all owned by the government and everyone shares in the burden of producing what is needed for the country. You would think that nobody gets ahead, but look around at Socialist and Communist States and you see that the Ruling Class are certainly making a lot of money while the rest are left with just the basics.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]So the reason for my email is that you reach a lot of people and perhaps you guys could write some articles on what socialism is, and describe it in detail, even the fact that even though people in Canada, Australia, and others can purchase land, start a business, etc. they are living in very socialist states when it comes to public policy. Capitalism gives everyone a chance to make a living, to get ahead, and created the largest middle class in the history of man-kind. If “We the People” don’t stand up to this large corrupt government, there will soon be no middle class, and everyone who is on the government dole at this time, will end up having to work for the state, whether they like their job or not, but they will have to contribute. That part sounds good, but destroying the entire middle class is not the way to go…and Americans need to be told exactly what socialism is in order for at least some of them to wake up to what is actually happening in this country before it’s too late.
Another good point is that while we have some good leaders in our Government, there are a lot more people who have been voted to represent the people who are alcoholics, criminals, drug addicts, and even felons, and I for one do not think they can best tell me how to live my life. Unfortunately there are a lot of different people out there that prefer that someone else lead them through life, and we need to start spreading the true message which is socialism is not the answer, that each person has the same opportunity and if they don’t see the opportunity then they aren’t looking hard enough.
So I apologize for the long winded email Mychal, but I just wanted to offer some ideas on what to write about, and writing about what socialism is and using examples of what has happened in this country over the past few years is heading straight down that road. If everyone doesn’t wake up to this, pull their own weight, then there will soon be no middle class, no freedoms, and a ruling class that believes they know what is best for you, your neighbors and your country…and guess what, they are the only ones making it rich.
Have a great day!
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here