Dan Crenshaw

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The left is popularly known for using a specific vernacular or using themes that misdirect you when it comes to discussing certain things. For instance, “abortion” has been replaced with “pro-choice” to make you focus on the aspect of a woman being able to “choose” something, and take the focus off the fact that you’re “choosing” to kill a baby.

Socialism is no different as you can hear people like the current leader in the Democratic primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, use various phrases and words that tend to distract from what he’s really trying to sell you.

Take this tweet, for example, where Sanders tries to paint what he’s saying as compassion for mankind.

“If you have health insurance, I’m asking you to fight for those who don’t. If you’re native-born, I’m asking you to fight for the undocumented. If you can afford an education, I’m asking you to fight for those who can’t. The only way we defeat Trump is with human solidarity,” tweeted Sanders.

Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw saw the tweet and decided to do the helpful thing and translate what Sanders is really saying so the man behind the curtain is fully exposed.

“Translation: If you have private insurance, you’ll be forced into socialized health care If you immigrate to the US legally, you’ll be cut in line by those who don’t If you work hard and pay for college, you’ll be paying the debt of others That’s socialism, not “solidarity,” tweeted Crenshaw.

Crenshaw highlights an ugly truth about the promises socialists like Sanders make. There’s no such thing as “free” and when it comes to those who understand that the money will have to come somewhere and volunteer the rich without their consent, that’s called theft.

No matter how you slice it, Sanders is promising a thief-like economy that promotes reliance over hard work and self-governance.

Sanders may have a strong following within the Democratic party, but as I’ve written before, his rise within the party is coinciding with the demise of the party itself. For the first time in a long time, more Americans identify as Republican and Trump’s approval rating is at an all-time high.

It would appear that America has chosen its path, and it’s not the one Sanders is trying to hide behind pleasant words like a dishcloth on an elephant.

Brandon Morse
Senior Editor. Culture critic, and video creator. Good at bad photoshops.
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