President Trump has repeatedly vowed that “America will never be a socialist country,” But America’s been sliding toward Socialism for over a century. Trump has stopped the slide toward socialism, but he won’t be president forever.
Bernie Sanders claims his 2016 socialist declarations were the springboard for the many 2020 Democratic hopefuls voicing their own anti-freedom. pro-Socialist promises. But the move to take away our individual freedoms and move towards socialism/ progressive started a century before Bernie. But for most of that century, the socialist movement (sometimes called progressivism) was surreptitiously trying to take over America.
n 1887 long before Woodrow Wilson became President, he wrote an essay trying to fool the American public about socialism. One it’s most famous passages was:
“It is very clear that in fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals.”
That isn’t close to being true.
A critical tenet of Socialism is collectivism. But the version of democracy practiced in the American republic insists that (with some exceptions) the rights of the individual are superior to the rights of the collective or the government.
Today, Wilson’s political descendants present the false concept that socialism is the best way of attaining equality. Which is ironic because Wilson, who segregated the military, was arguably the most bigoted person to ever sit in the White House. He hated immigrants (notably from Italy and Poland) and hated African-Americans.
During his 1912 Presidential campaign, Wilson sounded a progressive/socialist theme that is still used by Democrats today. He said, “The Constitution was founded on the law of gravitation. The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine, but a living thing.” A “living” constitution is a favorite concept of Barack Obama and is popular with the Democratic Party today.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
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