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I hate to admit it but on Mike Gallagher’s radio talk show [Mon, Mar 11, 2019] he attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for indicating capitalism is “irredeemable”, and he goes on to condemn the former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for refusing to acknowledge he’s a “capitalist”.


What is inexcusable is, Mike Gallagher takes great pride in labeling and embracing what our founders created as being “capitalism” or a “capitalist” system. But these references were unknown to our founders, and never used by them to identify our system.


In fact “capitalism” was used and popularized by Karl Marx to falsely identify our free market system, and then attack it without appearing to attack freedom itself ___ the inalienable right of people being free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations.



By contrast, our Founder’s often describe our system in a manner promoting a “free” market, “free” trade, and “free” enterprise ___ “free” being the operative word which socialist and communist leaders do not want you to know is what they are attacking when they attack the illusive system they call “capitalism”.


For example see Thomas Jefferson’s : First Annual Message to Congress


”Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.”


So, Mike Gallagher, and many other media personalities, including many on Fox News Channel, by adopting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s language which references our system as capitalism, or a capitalist system, and embracing that terminology instead of referencing our system using the prefix “free” as our founders did, they assist Alexandria Cortez and her ilk in concealing what these socialist leaders are really attacking which is attacking mankind’s inalienable right to be free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations.



For more on the distinctions between our system, as intended by our Founders, and “Capitalism”, see: PART TWO: Free Enterprise is Better than Capitalism The following descriptions of “Capitalism” and “Free Enterprise” are noted as follows:



Capitalism (crony capitalism): A system where the law encourages market forces and also gives preference and special benefits to the sector of the economy owned by big capital—including big corporations like in Corporatism, but also wealthy foreign and multinational corporations, and highly influential non-corporate institutions such as rich foundations, moneyed trusts, political parties, well-funded lobbies and special interest groups, affluent non-profit entities, wealthy families, moneyed foreign investors, and others with large amounts of capital. Under this system, the rich rule society, and they naturally influence government to maintain policies that benefit the rich more than others.



Free Enterprise: A system where the law encourages market forces and gives no special preferences; it protects equal rights for all individuals and entities and leaves initiative and enterprise to private individuals, groups, businesses and organizations that are all treated equally and with minimal legislation by the legal code.




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The liberty of the people to succeed or fail at their own hand is a socialist leader’s nightmare, and not the American Dream.
 

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free market vs capitalism

The Judge Explains the Difference between Capitalism and free Markets






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The Federal Reserve System of 1913 and the Sixteenth Amendment, also of 1913, have spread the evil tentacles of capitalism into almost every corner of our once free market system.
 

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Under Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Bernie Sanders’ socialist agenda, crony capitalism would be on display with newly created privileged classes and preferential treatment would remain the order of the day. But under a free enterprise/free market system, as our founders intended, no preferential treatment is to be expected while the inalienable right of people being free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations would be a primary priority of government.



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The Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialism, AKA Crony Capitalism, will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance their socialist leadership gains control because of such promises made, the end result, as John Adams stated, “will be revengeful, bloody, and cruel” especially for the most productive, hardworking members of the community.
 

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Leftists are very good at appealing to people's normalcy bias and manipulating ignorance with selective language control.

A real example is still fresh in the minds of Russians over the age of 40. When their financial system collapsed because of socialism, overnight, they went from capitalism bad to capitalism is the answer to all our problems. They went from one corrupt form of government to another corrupt form of government. The people have fared better under crony capitalism than they did previously. Their problem is the common thread was, and still is, corruption.

Sadly, we appear to be headed to the same place, only it will be the opposite side of the coin.

Crony capitalism + a big welfare state is only a degree or two of separation from national socialism.
 

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In defense of Mike Gallagher

In defense of Mike Gallagher, I do not consider him an enemy to our constitutionally limited system of government. But he does make errors from time to time, and not making the distinction between our "free" market, "free" enterprise system from "capitalism" is one of those errors. Unfortunately, a number of Fox News Channel's personalities also make the same error.


I just though addressing this error may open the eyes of some who have unsuspectingly allowed the "left" to control language in order to obscure their true intentions.

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It was February of 2019 when an ongoing invasion of America’s borders swelled to tens of thousands a month, not a shot was fired to defend the borders of the United States, and America’s domestic enemies, socialists, communists and anarchists in Congress, pushed forward with their attempt to embrace the invasion in hopes of conquering a prosperous and freedom loving people.
 

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Capitalism and free enterprise distinctions

Capitalism is best described as the investment of capital to realize a profit and sometimes achieve economic goals.

Free enterprise and free markets is best described as people being left free to pursue economic interests as each sees fit and left free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations.


Capitalists have money working for them, while those involved in free enterprise work for their money.


Capitalism gave us Obama’s green energy investment swindle, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Enron, Bernard Madoff, our current student loan crisis and other capital investment schemes, while free enterprise gave us such things as the phone, the model T Ford, mass production, the mom and pop bakery, local plumber, carpenter, electrician and dentist.



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Socialist democrats, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, running for office will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance they ever do get political power because of such promises made, their socialist iron-fisted dependency will enslave the very fools who elected them.
 

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Capitalism is best described as the investment of capital to realize a profit and sometimes achieve economic goals.

Free enterprise and free markets is best described as people being left free to pursue economic interests as each sees fit and left free to mutually agree in their contracts and associations.




only problem is AOC and Bernie think Free means ........not costing or charging anything
 

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Leftists are very good at appealing to people's normalcy bias and manipulating ignorance with selective language control.

A real example is still fresh in the minds of Russians over the age of 40. When their financial system collapsed because of socialism, overnight, they went from capitalism bad to capitalism is the answer to all our problems. They went from one corrupt form of government to another corrupt form of government. The people have fared better under crony capitalism than they did previously. Their problem is the common thread was, and still is, corruption.

Sadly, we appear to be headed to the same place, only it will be the opposite side of the coin.

Crony capitalism + a big welfare state is only a degree or two of separation from national socialism.
Any forum of Government that requires the Disarming of its Citizens is dangerous beyond anyone’s imagination...
 
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Any forum of Government that requires the Disarming of its Citizens is dangerous beyond anyone’s imagination...
In every communist dictatorial oppressive country, like Cuba, the people are disarmed. Forewarned is forearmed.


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The Bernie Sanders / Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism will promise food on the table, free public housing, health care for all, guaranteed income, free college tuition, and other niceties by taxing the so called rich; and if by chance they ever do get political power because of such promises made, their socialist iron-fisted dependency will enslave the very fools who elected them.
 
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