Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere

By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Today is Thanksgiving.  We need to remember the history of this Holiday.  Importantly we need to remember that the original colony was based on socialism and it failed.  This is a good lesson for ourselves and our children.

“Even with the help of the Indians, the colonists had a hard time surviving. Although the word “socialism” hadn’t been invented yet, the Plymouth colony bore many resemblances to a socialist society. Since investors back in England demanded that the colony operate communally, everything was owned by every colonist jointly. No one was allowed to own private land or to work on his private business.

The communal social and economic structure proved disastrous. Not all colonists were willing to work hard or at all for the “commonwealth.” William Bradford, one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact, who was later unanimously voted the second governor of the Plymouth settlement, admitted, “[S]ome [settlers] doe it not willingly, & other not honestly.”

Many settlers resented that whatever they produced went into a common pot and was divided among them equally. In addition, knowing that at the end of the seven-year term they were required to surrender half the wealth they’d accumulated to investors in England offered no incentive to work hard.

Socialism almost killed the founding of our nation.  Now, the Democrats, knowing this history, They are pushing for the killing of the American economy.  To me, it looks like Gavin Newsom is testing how far he can go in controlling the people and economy of California before there is a revolt.  Ready to Recall Gavin?

Related article: Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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