I was asked the following question:
Under the #2 explanation information of the painting, you state, “Except for the pregnant woman, these are people who pushed our country toward Socialism.” I don’t understand why you would say that. Please explain. Thank you.
This is a good question. My first thought was, “How can I answer this briefly without outraging a political science instructor?” The people in the bottom right corner could be of any political persuasion. I use these metaphorical figures to highlight what I consider to be some of the problems we face in
today. When I talk about socialism I am referring to a government which would have ownership or control of all means of production and distribution. This is obviously the antithesis of a free market society. I believe those who are proponents of a larger federal government advocate “taking from the haves and giving to the have nots.” The Constitution is a standard for equal rights, not equal things. Our country has been steadily moving toward a socialistic form of government and this is alarming to most conservatives. When I say, “These are people who have pushed our country toward socialism” I am referring to the liberal mindset that believes in more federal government control. America
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