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I received the email below from a DML News reader.  She watched my video about how the calls for socialism is taking steam in the US.  She shared some interesting thoughts.

I just watched your sit and talk about America’s embrace of socialism, and for what it’s worth, wanted to give my perspective as a self employed contractor with a passion for history, philosophy, and America’s founding principles.

Progressivism made it’s way to America in the late 1800s, and like a cancer, has spread incrementally, with the help of Republicans, no less. Since Roosevelt, this German imported ideology has, little by little, killed Constitutional principle and afforded the federal government unlimited power.

To answer your question about why this is happening is simple. A government is a reflection of its people, not the other way around. Politics today is fueled by populism, not principle, and as you said, when driven by a will to survive, people will embrace deadly world views like socialism. Our framers warned that a free society could not exist with an ignorant, immoral electorate. It is no surprise then, that the government has awarded itself powers beyond it’s small and defined purposes from education, food, healthcare, and everything in between. At the same time, even Republicans turn to the government for answers, or believe that it will be able to fix itself.

The only way to reverse this out of control progressive freight train is to educate. I see very few conservatives with large platforms take this on, even though the Constitution is easy to understand and we live in the information age, where Google can deliver the words of our framers in a fraction of a second. I can not imagine the blow Progressivism would take if conservative talk show hosts reserved just 10 minutes of every show to teaching Constitutional principle, as it was written and intended every day. No doubt, local politics would change, and in turn, national. George Washington said: Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

I could go on and on about culture and philosophy, natural law, and the negative effect that progressivism has had on our sense of purpose as a nation , but I will spare you for another day. Thank you for your efforts and good luck on your journey.

Wasilla, Alaska

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  1. These youngsters who are scrambling to get Socialism have no idea what that brings. REAL HIGH TAXES. Remember it takes money to institute change and WE WON’T HAVE THE MONEY. Get of the Repub’s ass, Obmer, (you know the guys that’s a closet Muslim and he spent 10 TRILLION DOLLARS that our country didn’t have and still doesn’t have. In order to get the money, they have to raise YOUR taxes or declare Bankruptcy. WAKE UP AMERICA!

  2. This needs to be said…….. Since no one noticed that their own children were not receiving a proper education , the parents need to put the phones down and spend a little time with their children every night to teach HISTORY 101. I KNOW I’m going to get ridiculed for my statement AND I DON’T CARE, because in your heart you know I’m right. TRUTH HURTS. BUCK UP, AMERICA!

  3. Heather,Charles, Michael and Kimberly are all correct. Socialism has never worked anywhere it has been tried other than Zion and they had Enoch and Heavenly Father. The nature of man is that he works when he receives something for that work, when you remove that incentive most will stop working at least to their full potential and soon those that continue to work will realize that it avails them no more than the non-workers receive and they also stop working at least to their full potential but all concerned continue to need basic goods to survive and those will dwindle in both amounts and quality and will cost more and more (see Venezuela)until most people cannot afford basics like food and heat.There is no free ride in life and this is a premise that all parents need to teach to their children from an early age.

  4. The Constitution used to be taught in school, but not anymore with the progressive education system. This is where parents need to pay attention and be aware of and head off by ensuring the school system teaches American History based on truth. We need to get rid of 90% of the administrators and spend the money saved on students and their education. If a teacher is political then they must be removed from the class room. If the education that a teacher gets is biased by a liberal agenda, or even a conservative agenda, the University must be give a warning to fix their curriculum or get out of teaching teachers. It is up to parents to ensure their kids are getting a productive education, their future depends on it.

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