Not the Democrats of yesteryear
A recent writer expressed dismay and took umbrage at a roadside expression of opinion that is clearly protected by the First Amendment.
The truth is that 43 percent of 2016 Democrat primary voters supported a self-described socialist named Bernard Sanders.
And the latest darling of the left wing progressive Democrats is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, another self-described socialist. So is a vote for a Democrat, particularly a progressive Democrat, a vote for nanny-state socialism? Pretty much.
Another progressive, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), has proposed banning so-called assault weapons and criminal prosecution of anyone who doesn't turn them in. Echoes of the National Socialist (aka, Nazi or fascists) 1938 "Regulations Against Jews' Possession of Weapons." The only difference? Rep. Swalwell wants the ban to apply to everyone.
The Democrats of today have moved far to the left of the Democrats of yesteryear, all the while endorsing larger and more powerful roles for government, just like those discredited ideologies on the roadside sign. It is the party that has drifted away from many of their former core voters.
P. J. Rovero
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