US Planks of Communism

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I couldn't have said it better myself:

As America tries to figure out where the current Coup d'Etat intends to take her, or already has, how about a quick refresher on some historical options? Starting with Communism:

10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto:

1. Application of property taxes and rents for the public purpose
2. Progressive income tax
3. Confiscation of inheritance
4. Confiscation of property of non-conformists
5. Establishment of a Central Bank credit monopoly
6. Federal regulation of communication and major transportation
7. Government purchase/ownership of the means of production
8. Distribution of wealth and liability attributable to labor
9. Government zoning of Agriculture and Industry
10. Free education in government schools

It is worth noting that the U.S. Constitution, as originally written, prohibits all 10 at the Federal level.

There have been a lot of functioning "communist" nations, but all have decided how to distribute wealth via a different political process. Thus, communism is a given political implementation of Marxism that generally lacks the idealized democratic process that Marx proposed, where majority-rule is the ultimate method of comprehensive economic planning and governance.

Source: fdralloveragain: Starting with Communism

The 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto was published in 1848.  Eventually, the US fulfilled each plank.  Not to mix metaphors, but if the US is trying to spread democracy (or whatever), shouldn't it attend to these planks (or logs) before going after specks (perceived imperfections) in other countries?

Judging Others

Mt 7:1–5,hi=Mt 7:1-Mt 7:5" class="bibleref" title="Matthew 7:1–5">1–5</a>, see <a href="#ref=Lk 6:37,hi=Lk 6:37" class="bibleref" title="Luke 6:37">Luke 6:37</a>, <a href="#ref=Lk 6:38,hi=Lk 6:38" class="bibleref" title="Luke 6:38">38</a>, <a href="#ref=Lk 6:41,hi=Lk 6:41" class="bibleref" title="Luke 6:41">41</a>, <a href="#ref=Lk 6:42,hi=Lk 6:42" class="bibleref" title="Luke 6:42">42</a>; [<a href="#ref=Ro 14:13,hi=Ro 14:13" class="bibleref" title="Romans 14:13">Rom. 14:13</a>; <a href="#ref=1 Co 4:5,hi=1 Co 4:5" class="bibleref" title="1 Corinthians 4:5">1 Cor. 4:5</a>; <a href="#ref=Jas 5:9,hi=Jas 5:9" class="bibleref" title="James 5:9">James 5:9</a>] </p> " rel="popup">Judge not, that you be not judged.  Matthew 7:2" rel="verse">Ro 2:1,hi=Ro 2:1" class="bibleref" title="Romans 2:1">Rom. 2:1</a>, <a href="#ref=Ro 2:3,hi=Ro 2:3" class="bibleref" title="Romans 2:3">3</a>; <a href="#ref=Ro 14:10,hi=Ro 14:10" class="bibleref" title="Romans 14:10">14:10</a>; <a href="#ref=Jas 2:13,hi=Jas 2:13" class="bibleref" title="James 2:13">James 2:13</a>; <a href="#ref=Jas 4:11,hi=Jas 4:11" class="bibleref" title="James 4:11">4:11</a>, <a href="#ref=Jas 4:12,hi=Jas 4:12" class="bibleref" title="James 4:12">12</a> </p> " rel="popup">For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and Mk 4:24,hi=Mk 4:24" class="bibleref" title="Mark 4:24">Mark 4:24</a>; [<a href="#ref=Jdg 1:7,hi=Jdg 1:7" class="bibleref" title="Judges 1:7">Judg. 1:7</a>] </p> " rel="popup">with the measure you use it will be measured to you.  Matthew 7:3" rel="verse">Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but Jn 8:7–9,hi=Jn 8:7-Jn 8:9" class="bibleref" title="John 8:7–9">John 8:7–9</a>] </p> " rel="popup">do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Matthew 7:4" rel="verse">Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?  Matthew 7:5" rel="verse">You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Do not give Php 3:2,hi=Php 3:2" class="bibleref" title="Philippians 3:2">Phil. 3:2</a>; <a href="#ref=Re 22:15,hi=Re 22:15" class="bibleref" title="Revelation 22:15">Rev. 22:15</a>] </p> " rel="popup">dogs what is holy, and do not throw your Mt 13:46,hi=Mt 13:46" class="bibleref" title="Matthew 13:46">13:46</a> </p> " rel="popup">pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Source: Matthew 7:3-5

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