red scare

In the early 1950s, Senator McCarthy was known for his vicious and unrelenting attacks on communists, leftists, and other “subversives” in the United States government and other organizations.  (Critical responses of his actions included “The Crucible” and “Catch-22.”)  Rather than fighting socialism and claiming that it was a dangerous degradation to the United States of American, perhaps he should have done a bit more investigating…

Now I am not advocating communism or socialism, just as I am not advocating capitalism.  I’m a deacon, not an economist.  But here’s the thing, and this is straight from the Acts of the Apostles: “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.”

Yikes!  Perhaps Senator McCarthy should have started right here, in the Bible, in his crusade to rid America of socialism. 

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