Tatsu, what? Have you read your history books? The exact argument slave owners used to justify their practice (aside from the flawed religious one) was that the economy would collapse without the slave trade. In the short term they were right, of course, but the economic growth experienced by countries that outlawed slavery was incredible. You did it for a hundred years and ended up with an oligarchal socialist democracy. The US did it for a few hundred years and got a heavily regulated free market democracy. We aren't asking you to have faith in some magical power. We are asking that every man and woman be given the liberty to shape the world how they see fit with the voluntary cooperation of anyone they wish. In every instance where the collective good of the public has been placed ahead of individual liberty, the system has failed. The Great Depression is a fantastic example of this. The New Deal crippled small business owners and created a stagnant temp workforce dependent on the government for jobs. While the President was making speeches about sacrificing for the greater good of the American Dream, he was literally forcing profitable businesses to hand over their profits and burning them in job creation projects that only benefited those involved. You can't point to a single example where Socialism has worked, because it enslaves the minds of those involved and bends their will to those in power. I guarantee that any example you bring forward, myself or another of my free market friends here will be able to point to its fallacies and flaws. You really don't understand this issue and it would be great if you would stop parading your ignorance around. Do some research or keep your mouth shut.