On Sunday, Burgess Owens joined Fox & Friends Weekend to talk about freedom and forces, and along the way he poured quite a concrete comment: The Left hates business owners.
The newly elected Utah representative — and former NFL player — appeared as part of the new “Freedom Force,” a reported GOP counterpart to AOC and the gang’s “Squad.”
Burgess’s message: Freedom Force will protect businesses and those who toil at them.
As the erstwhile Oakland Raider sees it, owning a business is a cornerstone of liberty in the United States:
“Business ownership is the foundation of our freedom. It’s where our middle class comes from.”
To fight back against the Socialist #Squad in Congress, a group of Freshmen GOP Congressmen and women are forming the #FreedomForce to combat Socialism. @BurgessOwens explains why he joined the Freedom Force, and highlights the strength of diversity in the GOP! #VarneyCo pic.twitter.com/fmT3okuF3i
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) November 29, 2020
And here’s a colossal claim — on the Far Left flank, there’s hatred for owners of American enterprise:
“So…if you wonder why they’re shutting down things right now – because no matter who you are, Democrat, independent, or Republicans, the Left hates business owners because it empowers the middle class.”
It’s certainly not a stretch to say there’s overt opposition to business ownership. Despite dreamy assertions among the woke, socialism is not a system where you as a low-wage worker suddenly become one of many CEOs. It is, rather, a system in which business ownership is banned — all products and means of production are instead forcibly taken by the biggest business of all: Government.
In other words, if you own a business and say you’re a socialist, either:
A. You want the government to take away what you’ve built
B. You don’t know the definition of socialism
Back to Burgess, per Fox News, he “claimed Democratic leaders are seeking to ‘destroy’ middle-class Americans since they ‘get their power from misery.’”
And he has a message for Dem voters — the clampdown isn’t just hovering above conservatives:
“My Democratic friends, you’re not safe either. You’re collateral damage. That’s the way of the evil, socialist and Marxist role.”
The Freedom Force, by the way, includes Reps.-elect Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elvira Salazar and Byron Donalds of Florida; Nicole Malliotakis of New York; Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma; Michelle Steel of California; and Victoria Spartz of Indiana.
Burgess said they’re hip to put liberty first while proving the country’s a melting pot:
“That’s what Americans are. We have different cultures, backgrounds, colors. But what we have in common is that we have a love for our country…and we’re going to make sure we stay free.”
It sounds well and good, but the Freedom Force sure has its work cut out for it — AOC is super, and she’s head of the formidable Freshman Force.
So look out, powerful people — a caped crusader’s keen on commandeering the country’s businesses.
Hey @AOC, I donated to you & the rest of #TheSquad today, so @Ilhan @RepPressley @RepRashida can get to the top of that list too! You ladies were awesome, as usual. Also picked up your AOC & the Freshman Force comic…how cool! 🇺🇸 🦸🏻♀️🦸🏽♀️🦸🏾♀️🦸🏻♀️ #NewPartyWhoDis #FreshmanForce pic.twitter.com/OFscClroax
— Joe Calexit (@Joe_Calexit) July 16, 2019
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