Bernie Sanders said the movement he has built while running for president is the future of the Democratic Party (Marxist/Progressive).
"If you look at every primary and every caucus, we are winning by very large numbers the votes of those 45 years and younger," he told a crowd.
"Our ideas, the political revolution transforming America, are the ideas for the future of this country and the future of the Democratic Party (Marxist/Progressive).”
Bernie Sanders is a Socialist in every meaning of the word. Bernie Sanders touts government control and ownership of all productive means. Bernie Sanders touts that the total GDP including personal earnings are the property of the state and it is the decision of the state to determine what the individual can keep. Bernie Sanders touts all citizens should be wards of the state and receive according to what the state dictates they can receive.
The citizens of the United States would claim they are not socialist. Many of the citizens of the United States would claim they are not progressive. These citizens include many who call themselves Conservative and Republican. Yet these who would call themselves Conservative and Republican have been in power over the years, and yet government grows, spending grows, more confiscation of individual wealth grows, and government control over businesses and the lives of individuals grow. The House of Representatives has been in control of the Republicans under people who call themselves Conservatives, and yet not once has the House of Representatives voted to deny funds to the many progressive programs. The House does have the power to deny funding.
The leading candidates for president, one a self-proclaimed progressive and the other claims to be a conservative, both profess more government control and more unchecked executive power. They are both running on very progressive platforms. Trump said the other day that he would allow the Confederate flag to be flown in the South. Please show me in the Constitution where the President has that power. An unlawful use of executive power leads to tyranny whether one supports the cause or not. Trump calls for the repeal of Obamacare to be replaced by a single payer health plan or an even more socialistic program than is Obamacare.
Freedom Loving Americans must understand that progressivism by any name is still progressivism. The United States was conceived to be a nation with a limited government that recognizes life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are right given by the Creator and not by man or government. France, after their revolution, conceived a nation that believed the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, are rights given and controlled by man and the government. Today, both France and the United States are progressive nations. Before the United States can again be that free nation conceived by our founders, we will have to recognize and understand what we have become and the inherent dangers of progressivism.