As it turns out, the Framers were right. Not being able to afford tyranny is a phenomenal way to ward off the monstrosity.
As long as there are those that believe the state has any claim to any portion of the wages, salaries, or properties of any individual, then we are not a capitalist society.
It is "Natural Demand" that ultimately fuels innovation and incentivizes exactly the type of risk taking that ignited the rapid growth from the late 1790's through the 1890's and early 1900's.
To compel others to violate their conscience simply because it is "nationalist" carries the poisonous stink of Mao's Communist Party loyalty patrols.
True patriots understand that economic liberty requires economic self sufficiency. If we turn to the government to solve our problems, we must violate our principles of Liberty and conservatism to do so.
From the ratification of the Constitution in 1788 until the middle of the Civil War in 1861, the federal government did not take a penny from the People.
The left has spent half a century fighting the smoke, not the fire, which is why their policies continue to fail to effectively reduce the persistent generational poverty in cities across the United States.
Excuses won't improve the economy but frankly neither will political rhetoric. Like a medical drama, the disease isn't what's killing the patient, it's the treatment.
America is losing ground, losing opportunity, and losing prosperity, and that's simply not what America is about.
The sad reality is that poverty is not as complex as the left seems to want to make it out to be, and the solutions to the poverty problem don't actually need to be complex or even expansive.