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Socialism’s past

In the fictional movie “Jurassic Park,” a businessman and his experts attempt to bring back the dinosaurs, with disastrous results: death and mayhem result. He finally agrees that the dinosaurs had their chance but nature eliminated them.

Now, in America, political “experts” are doing their best to bring back another dinosaur: socialism, a chaotic scheme created by central planners to control mankind. These “social scientists” promise pie in the sky if you just elect them: free health care; free tuition and open borders.

Our Founding Fathers knew we would encounter this cartel of clowns and built into our republic the constitutional chains that have slowed these scammers down. The three branches of government; the Electoral College; free enterprise and the Bill of Rights are the God-given tools that have raised our standard of living to historic levels.

The Democratic socialists say their “flavor” of socialism is different and want the American people to vote in the deadly, corrupt system tried (and failed, repeatedly) in Venezuela, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Cuba and Russia. George Santayana said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Larry R. Treffry

Spokane


 

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