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  • Having Courage to Fight the Evils of Communism and Socialism

    European Resource Bank 2008

    TBILISI — Discussions at the fifth annual European Resource Bank today turned to the question of how to implement radical reforms, and what we can learn from previous success stories such as Estonia. A panel titled, “Reforms need more than sound economics,” expressed the view that legislators of new democracies need to put forward a moral vision when undertaking serious reforms, and further to that, they need to bankrupt the previously dominating communist ideology.

    Communism and socialism have dominated the social, political, cultural and philosophical space in large parts of the world, and continue to gain traction under the mistaken belief that their foundations were fundamentally right, but were just implemented incorrectly. CATO’s Tom Palmer and Estonia’s former Prime Minister Mart Laar were just two speakers to put forward compelling strategies for reform-minded legislators, with Laar stressing that policymakers “need the courage to do the right thing.”

    A lot has been said (and speculated) about Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in the international press. But no one can doubt the path of free market-based economic reforms he has steered Georgia down since his election, and the successes it has garnered for Georgia.

    Among many notable achievements for this open and vibrant economy is a very healthy banking sector, an extremely welcoming visa regime and low business and personal taxes. This did not happen in isolation of Saakashvili’s commitment to ridding the country of communism once and for all and his vision for a country integrated in the Euro Atlantic community. Laar may well have been referring to Saakashvili when he was talking about politicians who have the courage to do the right thing.

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    4 Responses to Having Courage to Fight the Evils of Communism and Socialism

    1. Danny Grimes says:

      Dear Morning Bell: Seems like Our Founding Fathers knew what the were talking about when they showed the courage, to stand for something that is beyound price. Those who will accept failure, from some people that live in America at our expense, are the same persons, who will take your Freedom, And the same individuals, who care nothing about The country, or -even who died for its existance.It is to late after it is gone There is not a price, that can be put on Freedom.! Ask those who lost it- what it feels like…

    2. S. Sands, Georgia says:

      A 45 point list of Communist goals confescated from an American Communist Cell and placed

      into Congressional record April 29,1964 page 5708 by Senator William Knowland for study prior to a national election.

      >

      The Democratic Party and Senator Obama have publicly shared many of these views, they just don't label it Communism. It's couched as racism, or global warming, or fairness. Wake up America or we will not be a "free" much longer!

      >

      >1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war

      >2. U.S. willingness to capitulate, in preference to engaging in atomic war

      >3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the US would be a demonstration

      of moral strength

      >4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation

      and weather or not items could be used for was

      >5.Extension of long-term loans to Russia and her satellites

      >6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination

      >7. Grant recognition of Red China and admission to the UN

      >8.Set East and West Germany as separate states, regardless of promised free

      elections supervised by the UN

      >9. Prolong conferences to ban atomic tests, since America suspends testings

      while conferring

      >10.. Give all Soviet satellites individual representation in the UN, despite

      size and population

      >11. Promote the UN as the only hope of mankind

      >12. Resist all attempts to outlaw the Communist Party

      >13. Eliminate all loyalty oaths….Barack refuses to pledge aligence….

      >14.Continue to give Russia access to the US Patent Offive

      >15.Capture one, or both, of the political partyes in the US…the Democrats

      are there!!

      >16.Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions

      by claiming their activities violate civil right…

      >17.Get control of schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and

      current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers'

      associations. Put the party line in textbooks….THIS IS BEING DONE NOW!!!!!

      >18. Gain control of student news papers

      >19.Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations

      that are under Communist attack

      >20. Infiltrate Press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing,

      and policy – making positions. ABC, CBS, NCS…NEED I SAY MORE

      >21.Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and MOTION PICTURES- HOLLYWOOD!!!!!

      >22.Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic

      expression. An American Communist Cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture

      from parks and buildings;substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless form"

      >23.Promote ugliness and repulsive, meaningless art by controlling critics and

      directors of art museums…Rap music explains this one!

      >24.Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship and a violation

      of free speech and free press

      >25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity

      in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV

      >26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural,

      healthy"

      >27.Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social"

      religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity,

      which does not need a "religigous crutch"

      >28. Eliminate prayer, or any phase of religious expression, in the schools on

      the ground that it violates the principle of "the separation of church and

      state"

      >29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned,

      out-of-step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide

      basis

      >30. Discredit the American Foundatinf Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats

      who had no concern for the "common man"

      >31.Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American

      History on the ground that it was only a minor part of the big picture

      >32.Support any socialist movementthat will give centralized control over any

      part of US culture, education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health

      clinics, etc.

      >33.Eliminate all laws or procedures that interfere with the opoeration of the

      Communist apparatus

      >34.Eliminate the House Committee on un-American Activities

      >35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI

      >36.Infiltrate and take control of more unions

      >37.Infiltrate and take control of big business

      >38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from police to the social agencies.

      Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but a psychiatrist

      can understand or treat

      >39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means

      of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist Goals

      >40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce

      >41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of

      parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to the suppressive

      influence of parents

      >42.Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects

      of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise

      up and use "united firce" to solve economic, political or social problems

      >43.Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for

      self-government

      >44. Internationalize the Panama Canal

      >45. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals….

    3. Carmen Quintana, San says:

      My state, New Mexico has been controlled by the Democratic Party for 60 years and because of this, the former Senate leader of the NM Legislature, pled guilty of corruption today. This is a huge move for our State. Hopefully, it is the beginning of our cleaning up our own state, which is the something only the citizens of NM can do. We cannot depend on our national government to do this for us.

      In my opinion, we each individually have to do our best to accomplish this. In l983, I founded my group, La Herencia en Santa Fe, a group who believes that we have a vested interest in the real estate in NM. The only thing we want is our land back in private ownership. I organize land grants, both Mexican and Spanish, have never been involved in any racist group, have never been involved with ACORN and believe that the Democratic Party is corrupt and evil. I will spend the rest of my life supporting capitalizism and private land ownership. It is the only thing I can do but I will do it and I wish other Americans in NM shared my views. Santa Fe people are the most conservative I have ever met. We ask nothing from our government. Our government has totally disappointed us. Carmen Quintana, Spokes-person and founder of La Herencia en Santa Fe.

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