Today, I’m reading, “Bernie Sanders: What’s Wrong With America Looking More Like Scandinavia?”

When interviewed on TV, George Stephanopoulos asked the 73-year-old Vermont senator if it’s really possible for someone like him to be elected president. Sanders, who identifies as a democratic socialist replied: “Well, so long as we know what democratic socialism is,” he said. “And if we know that in countries, in Scandinavia, like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, they are very democratic countries, obviously. The voter turnout is a lot higher than it is in the United States. In those countries, health care is the right of all people. And in those countries, college education, graduate school is free.”

When Stephanopoulos said Republicans were likely to jump all over Sanders for saying the U.S. should be more like Scandinavia, the senator said he has no problem with that.

“That’s right. And what’s wrong with that?” Sanders said. “What’s wrong when you have more income and wealth equality? What’s wrong when they have a stronger middle class in many ways than we do, higher minimum wage than we do, and they are stronger on the environment than we do?”

“The fact of the matter is, we do a lot in our country, which is good,” he added. “But we can learn from other countries.”

Berne Sanders is right of course, in saying he is and the people should be for democratic socialism; democratic socialism is what our forefathers created in the U.S. Constitution.

Our Constitution protects property rights and the rights of citizens to profit from their own creativity and ingenuity, but also provided for the government providing essential communications for the People, the Post Office, something our Constitutional forefathers felt too important to have to rely on the private sector; the Constitutional forefathers provided for the U.S. Postal Service in Article I, Section 8: “Congress shall have the power to establish Post Offices and post Roads”. And personally, I have always had the utmost pride and respect for the U.S. Postal Service.


The U.S. Constitution does not mention ‘capitalism’: the U.S. Constitution simply provides Rights for the People for protection of their property and also specifically provides for government ownership and control for the only communications known in 1787, postal service, the U.S. Post Office.

In modern times, Americans have approved of Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare; America is a democratic socialist nation.

Too bad that the Republicans in recent years have wanted to rid America and the People of our Postal Service, from Nixon to Sen. McCain, Republican wanted to privatize the Post Office, so it will be like Television, where watching 20 minutes of program is interrupted by 10 minutes of commercials. And, I try to read something important on the internet that I’m paying for and yet I’m deprived of reading it because I have interference from pop-up ads for Capital One Bank, something I have no interest in; it’s totally frustrating.

When I am in Europe, I can get from one city to another by High-Speed Train faster than I can get there by airplane, and in the USA, I can’t even get slow train service to my home town, Decatur Illinois, which is a railroad hub, because there is no passenger trains stopping there; in Europe the railroads are owned and controlled by the government that runs the trains to places where they are needed by the People. God bless government owned railroads and public transportation.

Railroads eliminated passenger service after WWII because railroads could make more money hauling freight and the U.S. Government, who heavily subsidized the railroad with our tax money, allowed the railroads to destroy and eliminate passenger service; so instead of exceptional service like Europeans have, we Americans have government Amtrak that is harassed by the railroads, providing antiquated inadequate services instead.

Bernie is right; America was created a democratic socialist Republic and the Republican Party has destroyed what the Constitutional forefathers created; America is now a plutocratic oligarchy and the people have lost their power of the ballot to the wealthy because of a Neocon Republican U.S. Supreme Court who decided ‘Citizens United’ and approves of voter suppression legislation.

My vote is for Bernie; but Corporate America’s news media is for any Republican. Who will win, in 2016, the People and the Constitution or Corporate America?

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