What Churchill had to say on socialism

Published 7:45 am Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In this period we are involved in where it appears the government wants to run everything, I thought it might be appropriate to have you read a quotation from the former prime minister of England, Sir Winston Churchill.

“Socialism will only work in two places; in heaven where it is not needed, and in hell where they already have it. Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth. Socialism is the equal distribution of poverty. Communism is nothing but socialism with a gun at your back.”

If you do not know who Sir Winston Churchill was, you had better bone up on your history.

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Russell O. Anderson

Albert Lea