Were the Early Christians Socialists?

Were the Early Christians Socialists?

By Lee Enochs 

The political system known as socialism is gaining popularity in America. Even some progressive Christians argue that authentic Christian belief and practice includes a socialist concept of anti-individualist property rights and obligatory revenue sharing.

However, Is it ok to own personal property? Or should we forfeit all claims to personal property ownership and give up our possessions to live in a communal and socialistic utopian society where no one owns anything individually and everyone shares goods, food, property and monetary resources with the societal collective?

Socialists and communists historically have argued against individual property rights for state ownership of all property and possessions.

Why the Green New Deal is Ridiculous

Why the Green New Deal is Ridiculous

By Lee Enochs 

In the most expansive and comprehensive plan for progressive control of the American government in history, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a “Democratic Socialist,” rolled out her highly anticipated and very controversial “Green New Deal” yesterday.

The non-binding and flagrantly audacious resolution, promises to restructure the entire American economy for the stated purpose of eliminating the U.S. carbon footprint by 2030.

Why the Rise of Socialism is Bad for America

Why the Rise of Socialism is Bad for America

By Lee Enochs 

Socialism, the political and economic theory of social organization, which postulates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange of monetary resources for goods should be regulated by the state, is on the rise in the United States. 

 The economic and political system of socialism are directly related to the concepts of “collectivism,” the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it, and “statism,” a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs of a given state or society.

High Taxes Causing an Exodus from New Jersey and California 

High Taxes Causing an Exodus from New Jersey and California 

By Lee Enochs 

There is a migration problem in this country and I am not talking about the current debate over illegal immigration that is pitting President Trump against Nancy Pelosi and the increasingly progressive, Democrats who recently took control of the House of Representatives.

Who Decides What It Means to Be a Man?

Who Decides What It Means to Be a Man?

By Joseph Dunsay

Scientists and health professionals are once again sticking their noses into other people’s business, and the business at hand is one that most people prefer to keep private. Those familiar with the research know that the gender role a person follows results from a combination of nurture and nature. The dynamic is complicated. Genetic variety translates to a range of influences on nature side even though some underlying biological parts of being male are nearly universal. On the nurture side, a person’s physical and social environment can influence how a person expresses gender identity.

How One State Helped Desegregate the U.S. Military

How One State Helped Desegregate the U.S. Military

On July 26, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 abolishing discrimination “on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin” in the United States Armed Forces. This action eventually resulted in the desegregation of the United States military. Historians praise Truman for his foresight but generally ignore that state action that preceded and drove this change.

Millennials Are Building Less Wealth in the Age of Quantitative Easing

Millennials Are Building Less Wealth in the Age of Quantitative Easing

One of the challenges in looking at income and wealth data is getting a sense of how different demographic groups are affected.

It's relatively easy to find median income and wealth data over time for the entire population, for example. But then problems of interpretation immediately present themselves. For example, if the data is household data, what are we to make of things if the household compositions has changed over time?

Debt limit raised AGAIN, will no one reign in spending EVER?

Debt limit raised AGAIN, will no one reign in spending EVER?

Trump has made some cuts here and there. Unfortunately much of the savings from those cuts went straight to the military which is a massive vehicle for crony capitalism despite what some people want to believe. Additionally we hear rumblings of “infrastructure” deals in the works. Perhaps this is where Nancy Pelosi and President Trump come together. Hooray. More money spent. Government expanded yet more.