If you ever needed evidence of how far off-track we have drifted from the vision the Founding Fathers had for America, you need look no further than a recent poll conducted by the American Action Network.
The survey of 1000 likely Democrat primary voters showed nearly 6 in 10 believe socialism has had a “positive impact on society.” Demographically, the results were the same for voters in every age group, every gender, and every race.
And in an election year where Bernie Sanders, a self-described “Democratic Socialist,” has a shot at representing the Democrats in the upcoming presidential election in November, the those polled favored socialism by a margin of 46% to 19%. American Action made no mention of Sanders or Hillary in an effort to keep the poll from being influenced by the personalities involved.
This result doesn’t appear to be unique. For example, a January Bloomberg/Des Moines Register Iowa poll conducted just before the Iowa Caucuses showed 43% of likely Democrat caucus goers identified as socialists.
While there are many types of socialism, the theories developed by Karl Marx—the author of The Communist Manifesto—called socialism the transition period between capitalism and communism. And since socialism is essentially any system where the production and distribution of goods and services are shared by the collective, and where there is no privately owned property, even isolated instances of it—such as healthcare and public education—are dangerous to our great Republic.
The preamble to the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
In other words, no socialism allowed.
David Leach is the owner and publisher of The Strident Conservative, where you will find news and opinion that’s politically-incorrect and always “right.” He is also a frequent contributor at RedState.com.
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