The progressive socialists would have never inspired those early pioneers to set sail for Alaska. They would have degraded, denigrated, and demeaned the individual spirit that burned inside of them. If anything, they would have tried to set up government-run establishments, instead of allowing free men and women as part of a free market system to strike out on their own. The progressive socialists would have tried to lessen the possibility of failure. It is often failure, adversity, and hardships that make us stronger, enabling us to stand on our own – not seeking the statist vision of an equality of outcomes.
Allen West: America Needs to Embrace Ruggedness of Alaska, Not Tyranny of Socialism