The Gazette: Letter: Combat socialism, re-elect Rod Blum

CEDAR RAPIDS– “Most major colleges push socialism. Cloward and Piven started pushing socialism back in the 1960s to hijack capitalism and freedom.

Socialist George Soros is a billionaire that is putting a lot of money into the Democratic Party to push socialism. The Democratic Party uses the book “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky on how to create a socialist state for their agenda. Democrats push: Pro-abortion, big government, anti-gun, higher taxes, open borders, anyone can vote, anti-police/ICE, illegal immigrants, more than two genders, God and the Pledge of Allegiance out of schools and globalism.

A US News Poll in 2016 showed that 31 percent of Democrats ages 18 to 26 favored socialist Bernie Sanders. The same-age Democrats favored socialism over capitalism by 58 percent.

Once, Venezuela was one of the richest and most stable countries in the region. Look what Venezuela has become now that they turned to socialism. Eighty-seven percent are in poverty. Sometimes they wait up to six hours for a sack of flour. In 2007, 100 Bolivar would buy 288 eggs. Today, it would buy you one-fifth of an egg or 500 Bolivar to buy one egg. The country bans private ownership of guns, but Caracas is the murder capital of the world.

Socialism has never worked and never will. Our founders took us away from socialism and gave us freedom so every individual could try and be the best they can be.

If you believe in our Constitution, capitalism and freedom, I hope you will vote for Rod Blum.”

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