17 votesJason Wipf commented
Good question Anantara. You could go blue in the face and debate this with socialist and communists doing a tit for tat back and forth about the pros and cons of the various systems. 4hrs later neither side has budged. Sound familiar?
To get to the bottom line of these debates do these 2 things. 1. Define what you want for yourself and a country. "I want a country where I am safe from invasion, have faith in the judicial system, be economically stable and have a large amount of freedoms to direct my own destiny" Hard to argue that huh? Any rational person will agree with you and want the same basic things. 2. Point out that man has been experimenting with governance ever since the dawn of man. Then ask the Socialist/Communist of any civilization in known human history that has for at least 3 generations (about 100yrs) maintained our "definition" of an ideal country; Military security with out being conquered by an outside force or taken over internally by tyranny, has had Economic stability (strong economy, jobs and low debt), a fair justice system, high amounts of freedom and then just for good measure against bias, a country where more people are trying to get into the country than trying to flee. That last part is important. A proud Communist will cringe on that last point.
You will likely be met with alot of thinking and silence. No country is perfect but the only one that comes close to that definition is America. They might site a few empires of past but many fell from our definition by the onset of socialist ideologies that valued distribution of wealth and big government that ultimately spelled their demise. When they start calling you names, getting mad or siting some book, you know you have won. At this point they have either awakened to the truth or will do nothing but spout Marxist inspired quotes at you in anger and desperation. So just put on a smile and walk away.
33 votesJason Wipf commented
This has everything to do with Trade and Prosperity Mr. Hardgrave.
I vote Freedom. Freedom is the only concept that makes us masters of our own destiny. Equality can only come from an "ideal" Socialist/Communist system that has always failed and will fail. Why? Because there never will be an equality of: Effort, knowledge, motivation and the free thought of good ideas and the ability to act on them. Those inequalities will always reward or advance some and leave others behind.