Sending wholehearted gratitude to those and their families who paid the ultimate price defending their country against socialism, the false propaganda in this country threatening blind allegiance and subserviance to socialist principles needs also to be defended against. Some proponents of the universal health care movement are now using socialism labels… and this is an unnecessary extreme to create the much needed change. Nations choose their political systems carefully and defend them tenaciously. The US has fought tenaciously as well and shouldn’t easily abandon longstanding beliefs.
Those who think they understand socialism need to visit a socialist nation and spend time truly analyzing its affects. Socialist principles can be altruistic and often attractive in theory. Like many political systems, the rollout of socialism yields outcomes completely contradictory to its perceived intention. In the US we are entitled choice, and in that, let’s please remember that for which our founding fathers and millions of US military have shed blood. Hitler and Mussolini also are also connected with socialism. Think carefully.
In the US please consider rejecting all programs cloaked with the word “socialism” and “socialized” unless you really believe pure socialism is the answer... and you believe the US needs to reject its longstanding principles and overturn that for which many have given their lives. There are many things to attempt here in the US short of socialism before overturning our guiding principles in such an extreme. Many believe through research that true socialism simply eliminates the middle class… making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Whether you are for or against more government intervention in our BIG health care problem, socialism is not the next step in progression… and please don’t let much needed hope for betterment allow such a tricky movement to sneak past the great people of this country.