Sunday, October 19, 2008
On C-span’s Washington Journal this morning, one caller expressed concern that if Barack Obama became president he would impose socialism on the country. "He would make us into a socialist nation," she said. This concern has been expressed for some time now. Even John McCain has charged Obama with espousing socialist doctrine. What McCain and the public seem to have missed is the fact that we already have many socialist programs in place right now here in the United States. Things such as social security, medicare, government run medical plan for congress people, and government subsidies for farmers and energy companies are all part of the socialist agenda. The recent partial nationalization of several major banks is a giant step into socialism. So, I would not worry about Obama leading us into socialism. We are already there.