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Thomas Sowell warns we may fall prey to big-government socialism

Published in Blog on March 06, 2019 by Article V Patriot

Thomas Sowell is one the nation's most legendary economists. He's known for clear, logical thinking and a dedication to the facts above political agendas.

But despite the great economy spurred by the current administration, Sowell isn't sure our country will be able to resist big-government handout programs sponsored by certain members of Congress.  

“I do have a great fear that, in the long run, we may not make it,” Sowell told Fox Business Network’s David Asman. “I hate to say that. The one thing that keeps me from being despairing is that we don’t know. There are so many things that we can’t possibly know. And so, we may make it, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”

The author said that time and time again, people adopt willful ignorance regarding socialism’s track record around the world.

“So many people today, including in the leading universities, don’t pay much attention to evidence,” he said. “When you see people starving in Venezuela and fleeing into neighboring countries and realize that this is a country that once had the world’s largest oil reserves, you realize that they’ve ruined a very good prospect with ideas that sounded good but didn’t turn out well."

“These so-called exceptions [to socialism failing] are almost universal on every continent among people of every race, color, creed and whatever,” he continued.

The temptation is strong to let the federal government take care of our every need. But clear-eyed Americans understand that the feds can't provide for us. Even if they could, that's not the role outlined for them in the Constitution.

That's why we need to call an Article V Convention of States before it's too late.

A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that clearly and definitively take socialism off the table. These amendments to clarify the Founders' intent for a small, limited federal government and restore decision-making power to the people and the states.

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