(National Sentinel) Competing Systems: A new poll of Millennial Democrats should serve as a wake-up call for today’s Democratic and Republican leaders.
As reported by The Blaze, the survey by the Maru/Blue data firm in conjunction with BuzzFeed News found that nearly half of millennial Democrats — 48 percent — call themselves socialists or democratic socialists, while another 22 percent say that while they don’t identify as either but “need to learn more.”
The site noted further:
The poll surveyed more than 1,000 randomly selected people between the ages of 22 and 37, and was conducted Sept. 21-24. Respondents were asked questions about their views on the past and current political climate, candidates, issues and media consumption habits.
When asked, “Would you call yourself a democratic socialist, a socialist or neither?” 28 percent of Democrats said they are democratic socialists, 11 percent identify as socialists, and another eight percent said they’d answer to either one. (The net total was rounded up to 48 percent by researchers.)
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Now, pollsters did not define “socialism” or “democratic socialism,” but also there’s no data to suggest one way or another that those surveyed haven’t already looked up the definition on their own.
Granted, there are probably some respondents who identified as one or the other because it’s the ‘cool’ thing to do now among young Democrats. But clearly, socialism — after the success of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign showed, is on the rise in America.
Bottom line: Socialism cannot coexist within a constitutional republic with its democratic institutions. Like Abraham Lincoln once said about slavery:
A house divided against itself, cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
Now, substitute the word “slave” for “socialism.”
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