Democratic National Committee Chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz appeared on the liberal Chris Matthews show “Hardball” yesterday, July 30, 2015. Matthews asked her what is the simple question as to the difference between a socialist and a Democrat. Wasserman-Schultz could not figure out a difference to offer him asking as if it was a trick question of some sort. The reason she struggled to find a difference is because there is little to no difference in the two.
A socialist is someone that believes in the Marxist theory that our government should transition from where it is today to a communistic form of government. They feel that production, distribution and all transactions should be owned or heavily regulated by the government. Since that is the definition, one only needs to look at the Democratic Party’s platform to understand that it is a socialistic political party.
Matthews’ question to Wasserman-Schultz was after a discussion of how prominent the Democratic Party would be putting self-described socialist Bernie Sanders up during the Democratic Party’s 2016 convention — allowing him to be heard with equal time and exposure to Hillary Clinton. Wasserman-Schultz had trouble answering that question as well; however, ended it saying, “Bernie Sanders has been a good Democrat, caucuses with the Democrats, of course, he should speak.” When Matthews continued to press her about Sanders speaking during prime-time, she said, “I said yes,” even though she had not until Matthews asked her four times. But she added the disclaimer that Sanders should speak in a time slot appropriate for his audience. Sanders has been gaining on Clinton in the polls since his official declaration of his candidacy for president in April. When Clinton and Sanders served in the U.S. Senate at the same time, the two vote 93 percent of the time the same way.
Republicans as well could potentially be lumped in with the Democrats as even though they talk a good game, they vote for more and more government regulation on business. In addition, the vote for more regulation of the personal lives of Americans. One only needs to look at the ever-expanding tax code, federal regulations and state statutes that add more regulations every year no matter if Republicans or Democrats are in charge.
Matthews said during the interview that he used to think there was a big difference between a Socialist and a Democrat. Wasserman-Schultz; however, refused to answer the question, deflecting her answer that the difference this political season is between the Democrats and the Republicans, but did not articulate any differences between the two parties.
Socialism has been a repeated failure where it has been tried because it fails to acknowledge the law of supply and demand as well as a free market economy. It would seem the Libertarian Party and its candidates are the only ones suited to not only acknowledge, but to move forward with a truly free market economy and move America forward. The Libertarian Party platform is the only political party truly dedicated to capitalism which has been proved repeatedly to be the best economic system in the world. Libertarians are committed to the voluntary exchange of goods and services between Americans without unnecessary regulation and government interference.