Senator Daines Introduces Resolution To Condemn Socialism In The United States!

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Article by Bryan Howard

July 30, 2019

Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines has introduced a resolution to the Senate floor to condemn Socialism in the United states. Daines claims we need to reject this failed experiment of Socialism, which is anti-American views.

Fox News was able to get a look at the speech Dains is intending to give on the Senate floor when he introduces this resolution.

“We’re at a pivotal time in our great nation’s history,” Daines said while speaking on the Senate floor. “America was founded upon the principles of liberty, the free enterprise system, and the promotion of national sovereignty and a strong national defense — under these principles we have built the greatest country in the history of the world.”

Daines continued: “My grandpa was a Democrat from Billings, Montana. If he was around today, he would be appalled at some of the things the far left is saying and advocating for. The words and actions of certain radical members of the Democratic House highlight this new standard for the Democratic Party.”

“We have shown the world time, and time again, the genius of American ingenuity and the grit of American determination,” he continued. “What makes America so great is not that we are bonded by one ethnicity or one race, but that we are bonded together by the idea of liberty.”

that the party has historically held and its voice is subsequently being replaced with “a radical, socialist, far left movement.”

“The words and the actions of certain radical members of the Democratic House highlight this new standard for the Democratic Party,”

“Radical Democrats are advocating for disastrous policies that would wreck our economy under the guise of cleaning up the environment,” he continued before adding that “fantasy policies” like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All would be “a disaster” for the American people.

“We, as Americans have a choice: one path leads to complete government control, undermining our constitution and our American way of life – the other path is the path of freedom,” Daines said. “Capitalism and the free enterprise system has done more than any other system in the world to lift people out of poverty.”

 

Below is the resolution if you can’t read it on the SCRIBD page.
RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the Senate that socialism poses
a significant threat to freedom, liberty, and economic
prosperity.

Whereas Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines socialism as—
(1) ‘‘any of various economic and political theories
advocating collective or governmental ownership and ad-
ministration of the means of production and distribution
of goods’’; and
(2) ‘‘a system of society or group living in which
there is no private property’’;
Whereas socialism and the policies advocated by self-de-
scribed ‘‘democratic socialists’’ have an underlying histor-
ical connection to the Marxist theory;
Whereas history has witnessed countless failed Marxist-in-
spired regimes;
PAT19658 S.L.C.

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Whereas, because of the perverse incentives and inherent
flaws of the Marxist theory, socialism inevitably leads to
societal rot, resulting in devastation, economic poverty,
and destruction;
Whereas prominent elected officials in the Senate and the
House of Representatives are self-described socialists and
espouse socialist proposals;
Whereas socialist policies such as the Green New Deal and
socialized medicine would—
(1) eliminate the private property rights of all people
of the United States; and
(2) force taxpayers to pay trillions of dollars to im-
plement;
Whereas Alexis de Tocqueville wrote, ‘‘Democracy and social-
ism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But
notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in
liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and ser-
vitude.’’;
Whereas Margaret Thatcher once stated, ‘‘Socialist govern-
ments . . . always run out of other people’s money’’, and
thus the way to prosperity is for the state to give ‘‘the
people more choice to spend their own money in their
own way’’;
Whereas free-market capitalism is the greatest engine for
human advancement in the history of the world, bringing
more people out of poverty and into prosperity than any
economic model in the history of mankind;
Whereas the United States is the single greatest country in
the history of the world, due in large part to its system
of government that secures the private property rights of
PAT19658 S.L.C.

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all citizens through the genius of the Constitution of the
United States; and
Whereas, on February 5, 2019, in the State of the Union ad-
dress, President Donald J. Trump declared—
(1) ‘‘We are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism
in our country’’; and
(2) ‘‘America will never be a socialist country’’:
Now, therefore, be it
1 Resolved, That the Senate—
2 (1) acknowledges that Marxism and socialism
3 are failed ideologies;
4 (2) recognizes that socialism poses a significant
5 threat to the freedom, liberty, and economic pros-
6 perity of all countries and people around the world;
7 (3) accepts that socialism is a failed experiment
8 of governance that inevitably ends in misery and suf-
9 fering;
10 (4) declares that, throughout the history, tradi-
11 tion, and national civic spirit of the United States,
12 the United States has been a beacon of light shining
13 like a lighthouse to the rest of the world, dem-
14 onstrating that freedom and liberty are the surest
15 foundation of government; and
16 (5) affirms that the United States should never
17 be a socialist country.