Dan Moore

The answer would be yes if you listen to the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA). Most of you probably didn’t even know that there was such an organization here in America. They have been around since the 1960’s but have gained popularity in the past few years. 

Many of their members are influencing members of Congress pushing their agenda. At least two if not more are actually sitting in Congress now. While doing so they are gaining momentum with liberal politicians who will say and do anything to get elected. They remind me of Chameleons, better know as lizards that change their color depending on their surroundings.

If you haven’t checked out their website please do but read with caution. You will find it at https://www.dsausa.org.

The site says “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”.

They claim that they do not want to create an all-powerful governmental bureaucracy but what I’ve been seeing and hearing lately it appears this is exactly what Democrats want, “to create an all-powerful governmental bureaucracy.” 

In order to stay in power many of our long-term politicians are accepting their doctrine in order to get the younger votes. This why you are hearing so much about dividing the wealth, free health care for all including illegal aliens, forgive college loans and the list goes on. Who is going to pay for all of this? You guessed it, we the middle class taxpayers.

How do I feel about Socialism? I’m glad you asked. I’ve heard it said that skunks are pretty creatures and useful for our environment. All I know is that they stink and I wouldn’t want to embrace them. Neither am I ready to embrace socialism.

After reading the above site it sounds good on the surface but those of us who have lived over a half-century know it’s not what America needs. We didn’t become the most blessed and prosperous nation in the world by being a socialist nation. It cost us blood, sweat and tears. In other words “work.”

Naturally those who are lazy and those who feel that everybody owes them desire this form of government. My take is, get a job and work for it like I have for 50 years. We don’t need socialism what we need is for Americans to get a job and work and get off of entitlement programs. The key word here is “work.”

I don’t know about you but I’m convinced after all these years that we need less government interference. Every time the government tries to make things better it’s always worse for the middle class. If you don’t believe me look at our current health care system. The lazy get entitlements, the rich get special treatment while the middle class pay the bills.

I don’t know about you but I’m tired of it and I’m ready to vote and remove every politician I can, Democrat or Republican that tries to turn our great nation into a socialist one.

Capitalism has served Americans well for years and after all I have read about socialist nations I wouldn’t want to live in one let alone become one. I’m proud to have been born and live in the United States of America. We have had our challenges but we are still the envy of the world. So why would we ever want to become a socialist nation?

If you don’t get out and vote this coming 2020 election the impossible could become possible if the Democratic Socialists continue to win seats in Congress. Don’t forget politicians make the laws and we are forced to obey them.

Dan Moore is editor and publisher of The Henderson News. His e-mail address is <publisher@thehendersonnews.com>.

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