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  • Collectivism holds that in human affairs, the collective — society, the tribe, etc., is the unit of reality and the standard of value. On this view the individual has no rights. His life and work belong to the group. This is the fundamental political philosophy of the Obama administration.
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  • Collectivism holds that in human affairs, the collective — society, the tribe, etc., is the unit of reality and the standard of value. On this view the individual has no rights. His life and work belong to the group. This is the fundamental political philosophy of the Obama administration.
    Marxism, Communism, Nazism, progressivism, socialism, radical Islamism, are all representative of collectivism in politics. Their common currency is the use of force to implement their doctrines — the opposite ideology of our founders.
    Human beings can only prosper living independently, cooperating with others based on trade and reason.
    We become fully human when we renounce force initiation in dealing with others, such as using government force as a tool for wealth redistribution. Individualism is the moral code recognizing that man can live fully moral and fully free. Capitalism is the economic system that makes it possible. Collectivism doesn't. — Gordon Dickerson, Medford
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