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Thu Nov 19, 2015, 05:17 PM

Bernie Sanders Hits A Home Run With Democratic Socialism Speech That Could Change America [View all]

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Bernie Sanders delivered one of the great political speeches of the year with an address that if listened to and heeded has the power to change America.

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People are not truly free when they are unable to feed their family. People are not truly free when they are unable to retire with dignity. People are not truly free when they are unemployed or underpaid or when they are exhausted by working long hours. People are not truly free when they have no health care.

So let me define for you, simply and straightforwardly, what democratic socialism means to me. It builds on what Franklin Delano Roosevelt said when he fought for guaranteed economic rights for all Americans. And it builds on what Martin Luther King, Jr. said in 1968 when he stated that; “This country has socialism for the rich, and rugged individualism for the poor.” It builds on the success of many other countries around the world that have done a far better job than we have in protecting the needs of their working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor.

Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.

Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system in America today which is not only grossly unfair but, in many respects, corrupt.

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/11/19/bernie-sanders-hits-home-run-democratic-socialism-speech-change-america.html



Thank you IDemo for the hashtags

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