We do not live under socialism

July 30, 2013 

This is not socialism

As a voting “Proud American Citizen” I can’t let the letter from Patty Armstrong go unanswered. These type of views and statements are scary.

First of all I take offense to her statements that are based on opinions and not facts. She considers our president part of the “Chicago Mob” inferring he is in “organized crime” and using the term “regime” suggesting he will be in power forever. Another favorite is stating that we are heading towards a Banana Republic.

Who is she kidding? The only one who is heading towards a Banana Republic is a customer who wants to buy clothes. We have the best country in the world which is why so many people want to move here, why so much money flows into our country and why our form of government has lasted longer than any other.

I laughed when she wrote that the Democratic Party has brainwashed the intellectually deficient. Didn’t she mention that she watches Fox News?

But my favorite is that she thinks 52 percent of the population prefer socialism.

As a review here are three definitions of socialism:

•  Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

•  A system of society or group living in which there is no private property

•  A system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

I think we live in a county that is far, far away from socialism. Nobody has taken away my ability to work, invest, vote, travel around the country, own a gun, pick a religion, or take away my freedom of speech. But the tea party is doing its best to restrict the right to vote, take away a woman’s right to choose and provide reproductive services, cutting unemployment benefits, food stamps (which by the way helps children who are not unborn).

What happened to creating jobs, which they campaigned on in 2010?

William Swanson

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