Allen West: What Does March Madness Have to Do with Socialism?

CNS News | 3/18/2019 | Staff
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Yes, it is that very special time of the year, and this morning many of you began your office bracket pool contests. Last evening, we learned who the 68 teams that will enter the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, which will begin this week. There is nothing more America than what we have affectionately come to call “March Madness.” It’s the men’s and women’s college basketball tournament season. Two games that are uniquely American are baseball, and the game started by Dr. James Naismith – basketball. They are two games now played all over the world, but nothing can compare with the World Series, aka “October Classic,” and this hallowed time we love, follow, and cherish, “March Madness.”

This year, as a Tennessee Volunteer alumnus, we have historically been preparing for a run by our once venerable Lady Vols, led by the legendary, now deceased, Coach Pat Head Summit. However, thank you University of Texas for firing Coach Rick Barnes. We are thrilled to have a number two-seeded men’s basketball team going into the NCAA tournament. Not too long ago, our Vols men’s basketball team struggled to make the tournament.

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But, “What does March Madness have to do with socialism?” you may ask. Well, everything.

First, basketball, as previously stated, is about as American as you can get. Socialism is not. It is the product of two fellas named Karl Marx and Friederich Engels. Second, March Madness ends up with a champion, whereas, socialism is about the equal sharing of misery under government dictate and control. Again, that is about as un-American as you can get. March Madness is about being rewarded for your hard work. Socialism is about redistributing other people’s hard work.

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In March Madness, there is equality of opportunity. What do I mean? Let’s start with the college basketball conference tournaments, which...
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