. . . a socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state. It will prescribe for every one where they are to work, what they are to work at, where they may go and what they may say. Socialism is an attack on the right to breathe freely. No socialist system can be established without a political police. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance.

And another quotation for good measure:
"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement."

Churchill on Socialism

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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