Sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
The begining of this Longfellow poem was used by Lord Christopher Moncton to end his address at Bethel University last week. I had never heard that poem before, but Lord Monckton told the audience that it was also used by Winston Churchill in an address to FDR as we entered World War II. It shows the deep love, respect, and hope that our country represents to many in the world. Lord Monckton also said these touching words:
Socialism is defined as:
“an economic system of government which advocates state ownership of the means of production with equal distribution of goods among the people.”
- Socialist governments own the banks, car companies, farmlands, factories, and stores, and is the only employer and consequently owns the means of production. The government controls all investments, production, distribution, income, and prices, as well as all organizations, schools, news media and formerly private societies.
- Socialism is the antithesis of capitalism, opposes private ownership of capital or land, and rejects the free market in favor of central planning.