Last Wednesday, Democrat candidate for president Bernie Sanders delivered his biggest speech to flog democratic socialism. But observers realized a shocking fact. Sanders’ words were a near word-for-word copy of Joe Stalin’s Soviet Constitution.
The socialist Democrat candidate for the 2020 nomination delivered his communist manifesto during a speech at George Washington University.
This is the second time Sanders has addressed the topic, the first being during a speech in 2015, Vox reported.
Sanders focused much of his opening screeching about “oligarchs” and warning his audience about Trump is, while claiming he is the solution Americans have been searching for (like Obama did).
“Over 80 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped create a government that made transformative progress in protecting the needs of working families. Today, in the second decade of the 21st century, we must take up the unfinished business of the New Deal and carry it to completion,” Sanders said on Wednesday. “This is the unfinished business of the Democratic Party and the vision we must accomplish.”
From there Sanders went into the meat of his speech, his platform of a “21st Century Economic Bill of Rights.”
But this so-called platform is suspiciously familiar. In an appearance on the Sean Hannity show, talk show host Mark Levin noted that Sanders’ speech was way too much like those churned out by one of mankind’s biggest mass murderers, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
According to Sanders’ speech, his new Bill of Rights would gaurantee:
The right to a decent job that pays a living wage
The right to quality health care
The right to a complete education
The right to affordable housing
The right to a clean environment
The right to a secure retirement
But these so-called “rights” are indistinguishable from the guarantees in the 1936 Soviet Constitution, also known as the Stalin Constitution.
RedState’s Elizabeth Vaughn added:
ARTICLE 118. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality.
ARTICLE 119. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is ensured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours for the overwhelming majority of the workers, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.
ARTICLE 120. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.
ARTICLE 121. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education. This right is ensured by universal, compulsory elementary education; by education, including higher education, being free of charge; by the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of students in the universities and colleges; by instruction in schools being conducted in the native language, and by the organization in the factories, state farms, machine and tractor stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for the working people.
ARTICLE 122. Women in the U.S.S.R. are accorded equal rights with men in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life. The possibility of exercising these rights is ensured to women by granting them an equal right with men to work, payment for work, rest and leisure, social insurance and education, and by state protection of the interests of mother and child, prematernity and maternity leave with full pay, and the provision of a wide network of maternity homes, nurseries and kindergartens.
This is where we are in 2019, America. A major candidate for president is unabashedly using Communist rhetoric and neither the media, nor the entire Democrat Party care even a little bit.
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