Heritage President Kay Coles James prescribes a dose of common sense in her recent column: Don’t trade freedom for a “vapid slogan.” As she puts it, “Even if you can’t be guaranteed a perfect life, ask yourself: Who should make the decisions in your life? You, or the government?”

In an op-ed, published by the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Sacramento Bee and dozens more, President James warned against the rising popularity of socialism. “When people are free to make their own decisions and follow their dreams, it’s only natural that their everyday life is better than that experienced by people under the thumb of a dominating, all-controlling state.”

She also had a word of caution for those who naïvely glorify Scandinavian hybrids between socialism and capitalism: “The fact remains that wherever unalloyed socialism has been tried, the result has been disastrous for the citizens it’s inflicted on.” The proponents of pure socialism will never find what they seek: instead, they’ll find themselves living in societies that mirror Cuba, Venezuela or Vietnam.

Heritage stands firmly against socialism, and because of you, we’re in a unique position to debunk socialist lies wherever they appear. Thank you for uniting with us against the failed ideas of our time.

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Comments (4)

Paul Rego - November 2, 2018

The independent spirit of America is the driving force for good and the result is an energy force of initiative and unmatched charitableness that lifts all boats.

We love the pursuit and the people partnerships which forge success and contentment.

Dee Hodges - November 2, 2018

We need to highlight individual and family lives to make our points. We don’t do this at all. The VA is a good example. I have a friend whose cancer was noticed 4 years before he was told about it. By that time, it had become a death sentence. My nephew had a very severe headache, called home, he was advised to go to a hospital in his college’s town, not the University Center. His life was saved because he was immediately evacuated for emergency brain surgery due to an anourism (sp?). We have plenty of immigrants from the old USSR and Eastern European countries, they can provide convincing stories. Send them out in panel teams to colleges. that would be the most influential

Dolores Schooley - November 3, 2018

Russia, Venezuela, Cuba — enough said

ALTON E DUKE - November 4, 2018

I AM OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER TV NEWS OF RUSSIANS LINING UP FOR BLOCKS TO BUY BREAD ONLY TO FIND SHELVES EMPTY EVERY DAY. NOT LIKE EMPTY SHELVES DURING A HURRICANE BUT DUE LACK OF INCENTIVES FOR FARMERS [email protected]

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