Liberty is important, but what good is it to be free if you are starving? I didn't see one thing in Dr. McDougall's newsletter about re-distribution of weath. What I saw was a doctor who wants to make people well.
I quoted him in his own words (the have's should give to the have not's-- that's re-distribution of wealth speak)-- whether he was conscious of his choice of phrasing or whether it was merely coincidence, you'll have to be the judge. But it sends warning flags up for me. The Egypt article also mentioned:
At the very least this revolution in thinking may allow us additional time to deal with equally crucial problems of population control, pollution, climate change, and needs for renewable energy.
Some of these topics, especially population control, go along with Marx (as does global warming, as it is a highly politicized redistribution of wealth program via taxes and carbon credits). Is McDougall stating he's in favor of population controls or does he find it "horrific" like wars, starvation and disease? I can't entirely tell from his paragraph:
By itself, elective population control would be too slow to succeed in saving planet Earth as we enjoy it today. Wars, starvation, and disease could force a more rapid reduction in the number of people living, but no rational person would consider these horrific events realistic options.
By the way, I'd rather have liberty and starve than be in bondage and starve! If you're not free, you have nothing.
Constitution says that one of the purposes of government is to provide for the common welfare of it's citizens and guarantee the opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The Constitution never said it guaranteed those things. The Declaration of Independence states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (Notice these rights are God-given rights, and not government mandates.) The preamble states "promote
the general welfare" (not provide
). The Constitution is there to keep power in check, to make sure gov't does not get too big nor tyrannical.