Name: Ian Houlihan
Class: Period 6
Don’t Listen to Democratic Leaders
Many of you have heard of the names Alexandra Ocasio Cortez and Bernie Sanders. They are trying to forge a new government, a new form of communism, democratic communism. Communism means, “Property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.” That means all your property is owned by the public and money is spread around to the people and people who don’t work get equally as much as the people who do.
Democratic communism means, “The government to take control of all the capital and industry in the country in an effort to get rid of economic inequality.” This means essentially the same thing as communism. That sounds very familiar to the classic communism created by Karl Marx that killed 100 million people and left millions more in poverty and famine. You may now be wondering, why on earth would someone ever try to do this? It turns out 40% of the United States registered voters are in favor of this democratic communism. 28% Independent and 29% Republican.
During the early 20th century when communism was in full effect after Joseph Stalin took rule, everybody was on a bread line and starving because of the collapsing economy of Communist Russia. Democratic nominee for president 2020 Bernie Sanders says, “There is nothing wrong with bread lines.” (fox news.com) Bernie’s saying there’s nothing wrong with people in such debt they can’t afford to feed their families, therefore forced to wait in a breadline. Doesn’t seem like a great leader to me. On top of that Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, and Indonesia were affected by it in the 20th century and banned communism because it destroyed the country and its economy. There’s clear proof that communism doesn’t work. Similarly, if you turn on Fox News and you will see that the streets of Venezuela are in a crisis. Their form of government is communism and it’s so corrupt that the country can’t afford food for their people. No food in the supermarket, no clean gasoline, if there is any at all, and they are experiencing blackouts all over the country. This is because of the communist way of taking the money until nothing’s left.
Communism. The government controls everything in an attempt to halt economic inequality. Economic inequality means that there are some people wealthier than others because they work harder and get what they deserve, more money, and people who don’t work have less money. That’s fair and that’s how it should be. You give effort in school you get good results in life. Would you really want to elect people who want to establish this in the country?
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