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The Right has already started lying about Senator Bernie Sanders and twisting everything possible instead of talking about the real issues. The Right has been lying for years about Liberals and now about Bernie's Democratic Socialism. They falsely try to equate Socialism with Communism. What they are ignoring is the fact that this country has always embraced Socialism and when the Right is asked which Socialistic program would they be willing to give up, they are unable to answer. I post this to one of those Right-wing extremists who couldn't answer. Tell me which socialistic program would you refuse to use or do away with? How about our public libraries, our public schools, our public courts, our public police forces, our public fire departments, our public postal service, our public roads, our public waterworks, our public Social Security insurance system, our public Medicare system, our public unemployment insurance, or maybe our public military? All these are socialistic systems and our country would cease to be free and work without them. So, I ask you, which will you refuse to use? You see, our Founding Fathers actually created Democratic Socialism. It is a lie to either equate it with Communism or to put it at odds with the controlled market. We must remember that our government is one of, by and for the people. This is at the center of our republic. This is why public institutions are Socialistic. Because of Right-wing propaganda we must clear up the misconceptions about Socialism. With that I give you a site which seeks to answer all the questions about Socialism.
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well—everywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism. http://www.dsausa.org/what_is_democratic_socialism
I disagree where it says, "everywhere but in the United States" we just haven't called it Socialism, but a rose by any other name smells just as sweet.
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What a crock! You Democrats want to turn the country Communist, it AIN'T GONNA To HAPPEN! Communist doesn't work! Just ask the Russians how well it worked for them!