Letter to the editor: Socialism misrepresented

Posted 2/12/20

This recent appreciation for socialism by our younger generations is quite unsettling. Recent polls show support for Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others who promise a world of “free …

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Letter to the editor: Socialism misrepresented

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This recent appreciation for socialism by our younger generations is quite unsettling. Recent polls show support for Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others who promise a world of “free stuff” just by making others pay for it. Why is it that they have not learned from the experiences of Cuba, North Korea, China, East Germany, and Venezuela, let alone the suffering of the Russian people? How can a socialist walk into a grocery store and think “Gee, I sure hate capitalism”?

Is there been a deficit in our educational system that fails to teach the reasons for the success of the United States? We did not become one of the richest and freest nations on earth due to socialism. Why would we want to take steps backward? Why does the left seem to have such disrespect for law and order? The left leaning cities that are developing vagrancy and sanitation problems and failing to prosecute misdemeanor offences (including shoplifting) are slowly becoming uninhabitable for average citizens.

Isn’t it time to take a look at our children’s school curriculum, to take a closer look at those running for office who want to take the same liberal stand as those legislators in San Francisco and other deteriorating cities, and to more closely evaluate current legislation which would lead us down this path? This is not the time to give up our rights, it is the time to protect them.

William F Hineser,

Arvada

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