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Why Young People Are Drawn to Socialism

Socialism is rising in popularity among young people. About forty percent of Americans would rather live in a socialist country and the majority of that number are younger women, according to a poll over the summer. Why is it that young people are looking to a system that has never worked in any country that’s tried it? Sen. Rand Paul, author of new book, "The Case Against Socialism," and proponent of the Penny Plan, has a possible answer to that question: Young Americans have increasingly warmed to socialism because they have forgotten what governments were most closely associated with that system, Paul claimed Monday on "Tucker Carlson ...

South American Countries Are Wising Up When It Comes to Socialism

While Venezuela is currently struggling under its socialist regime, four South American countries are changing their ways. The elected presidents of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia are favoring market democracy over socialism. The Daily Signal has the details: Those four countries have led the creation of a new group—the Forum for the Progress of South America—which, according to Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, will function “without ideology and bureaucracy, but with a total commitment to freedom, democracy, and human rights.” This forum is meant to supplant the old leftist Union of South American Nations, which Chavez ...

Socialism Rears Its Old Ugly Head

When it comes to political philosophy, there are two ideas so intrinsically opposite they cannot help but clash together in fiery ways. Conservatism, a pillar of society in the United States, and Socialism, the economic and political system that has ravaged countless fledgling nations and decimated populations. How has this horrible idea once again taken hold in the minds of Americans, youths especially? Heritage may have an answer: Is a specter of socialism haunting America, especially among our millennials? There is disquieting evidence of many young Americans’ sympathy for socialism. Exhibit A: 2.052 million people under the age of 30 voted for ...

Socialism Promises A Lot but Ends in Misery, Says Socialism Survivor

To Bernie Sanders, “Democratic socialism means requiring and achieving political and economic freedom in every community in this country.” Survivor of Communist China, Helen Raleigh, would disagree. Raleigh was born in Chairman Mao's Communist China and grew up with a “shortage of everything: food, clothing, shoes, and medicine.” Raleigh is an author who immigrated from China and writes about what life was like in her home country and why Americans should stop glorifying ideas like socialism. Her great-grandfather was a Chinese farmer and a landowner when the Communist Party came to power in 1949. The party deemed land owners to be ...