Bernie’s landslide win

Senator Bernie Sander’s landslide victory in New Hampshire’s 2016 Presidential primary sets a new thinking process in place. The phrase democratic socialist takes on new meaning and should be given serious consideration. What does the democratic socialist means? The SPUSA self-describes as opposing all forms of oppression, specifically capitalism and authoritarian forms of communism, the Party advocates for the creation of a “radical democracy that places people’s lives under their own control – a non-racist, classless, feminist socialist society… where working people own and control the means of production and distribution through democratically-controlled public agencies, cooperatives, or other collective groups.; where full employment is realized for everyone who wants to work; where workers have the right to form unions freely, and to strike and engage in other forms of job actions; and where the production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few.”
While some SP members favor a more gradual approach to socialism, most others envision a more sweeping or revolutionary transformation of society from capitalist to socialist through the decisive victory of the working class in the class struggle. Some SP members also advocate revolutionary nonviolence or pacifism, while some consider armed struggle a possible necessity. The Party’s Statement of Principles rejects equating socialism with a “welfare state” and calls for democratic social revolution from below. The party is strongly committed to principles of socialist feminism and strives to further embody such commitment in its organizational structure. Its national constitution requires gender parity among its national co-chairs and co-vice chairs, its national committee members and alternates, and seated members of its branch- and region-elected delegations to the Party’s biennial national conventions. The Socialist Party also rejected the new healthcare reform law of 2010 approved by the Obama administration, with SP National Co-Chair Billy Wharton claiming it to be “a corporate restructuring of the health insurance industry created to protect the profit margins of private insurance companies.” is this what the members of the democrat party really want for our countries administrative structure? Reread the SPUSA objectives before you vote in a primary for Bernie Sanders.

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  1. Heard a good response to college age kids who support “where working people own and control the means of production and distribution” …. “Did you ever participate in a group project where “everyone pitched in equally” for the good of the group?”

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