Quotes from past-regarding socialism--which resembles today?

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    Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

    The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US , Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

    "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." ~~Margaret Thatcher


    Kind of a striking resemblance as to what this country is doing now, isn't it?
     
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    I wish Democrats would just say they want socialism and be done with it, but they know that would go against the Constitution.
     
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    I don't think a liberal is smart enough to know what socialism is, & or the consequences of it.
     
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    Where we are headed is totalitarianism, not socialism, Oreo.

    And, just in case you have been living in you own personal fortress of stupidtude for the last 40 years, or something?

    Both parties are taking us there.
     
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    Case in point.
     
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    We're all dumber for having read this thread.

    Dude, don't wet your bed. Obama is not a communist regardless of what Sean Hannity told you to think.
     
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    It was actually Ronald Reagan who said that.
     
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    The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.

    --Ronald Reagan
     
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    Nope. It was Thomas in 1944. Idiot.

    And, this thread is a year old. Moron.
     
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    Nope. You're wrong. Ronald Reagan fabricated the quote in the 1960's.
     

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