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Carlos Ponce

The US Constitution sets up what the Federal government can do.

The Bill of Rights mostly tells us what the central government cannot do: "Congress shall make no law...."

The 10th Amendment tells us: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Socialism is often when the Federal government uses power beyond its Constitutional limits. Unless there is Constitutional authority, the federal government cannot do it.

Gary Scoggin

No, Carlos, that is not socialism.

Carlos Ponce

That's what Socialism looks like in policy.

Norman Pappous

If you wanted to make a statement on what you think is good or bad - you did a decent job. If you wanted to educate people about socialism, you completely failed.

There are literally hundreds of mutations of capitalism, socialism, and communism. none are defined by anything good or bad.

May I suggest reading "The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy" by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw. It is a fabulous read. I made my Econ 101 students sit through the PBS video that follows the book. I think you can still find it on YouTube.

Don Schlessinger

"If by socialism you describe a totalitarian state that oppresses the people. If socialism means you are referring to a government that destroys religion. If when you say socialism you mean the rule of the many by an elite few, the giving away of tax money to those who will not work. If you mean the socialism that narrowly enforces laws for the benefit of the idle and the rich and steals our land to give to industrial barons."

Perfect description of the direction we are headed in America today.

Thank you Dan

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