On Saturday, proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders emerged as the clear winner and front runner of the Democratic primaries. Sanders easily won the Nevada primary, with results currently showing that he more than doubled the support of his closest competitor. While other candidates are banking on Super Tuesday, it’s clear Sanders is the leader among the Democrats. As state after state continues to support the socialist, are we fighting an inevitable move to socialism in our country?
Take this YouGov poll from late 2019 for example. In the results, you can see the clear move from the Boomer generation through the millennial and Gen Zers. The view of capitalism goes down while the support of socialism goes up. In the 1970’s, a liberal economist suggested that the Democratic Party use the word socialism. They have done that and now the support of socialism continues to rise and be the forefront of talk.
There are major questions as to whether Sen. Bernie Sanders could actually win a Presidential election. The majority of Democrats have fully embraced socialism, but there is hesitation among independents. There’s a great graphic here that shows the favorable view of socialism among Independents and Republicans lags far behind. But the question remains, is this what we can expect in the future?
The entire idea behind the Communist Manifesto is a gradual change in society. It will not happen overnight, but rather over many years. In 2016, the Democratic Party was not ready to embrace socialism. Now, it appears that an outright socialist could very well win the nomination of the party.
Democrats have won the battle among the media. Now, main stream media outlets completely support the liberal agenda. Business owners are evil. Millionaires are evil. Almost all the candidates for President on the left have advocated for public ownership of businesses. Yet, many people do not fully understand socialism when they say they support it.
One writer shared an example involving the Green New Deal. In his article, he said that support was nearly 50% until specific details were shared and then opposition rose to 71%. The argument the left uses, like this NBCNews article, is that socialism makes America great for everyone. What supporters do not see is that it makes America great for a lot of people, while punishing a lot of others.
I’ve written many times about the extreme costs behind free tuition, free healthcare, free housing and all the other free plans the Democrats are touting. The problem is that someone has to pay for these programs. While it may be free on the surface, tax increases and government takeover of programs is how these free programs are achieved. The free market is removed and any competition is removed. Recently, Bernie Sanders even admitted that people will pay more in taxes for the Medicare For All plan he promotes. So while he says free, he really means free for those who do not work to pay for it.
He also touts his $15 minimum wage program to help people achieve a livable wage. This would allow people everywhere to get to a base earnings of just over $30,000 for full time work. It’s funny, Bernie intends to tax anyone that makes over $29,000 to help pay for his free programs. So while you may increase your pay, you also increase your taxes. So you do not gain in the end. Not to mention that once wages increase to this higher amount, all the daily things you use will increase. Say hello to that $10 cup of coffee!
The plan was to gradually move America to socialism. We are on the brink of that. It’s scary to think that our nation is one election away from being a socialist country. As the title of the article says, are we simply fighting the inevitable? I don’t think so, but conservatives everywhere need to be active in this. We must stand against socialism, fight against the radical ideas and share the logic behind how it will not work.
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