Socialism, what is it? One school of thought is: Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning "equal") It is defined as a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights. To quote the document of our founding fathers "inalienable rights endowed by their Creator". These constitutional authors would risk everything, including their own lives, defending the moral principles by which they lived, and which formed the basis for their (now our) constitution. By this document, our constitution, we the people are already socialists. Further proof is we subscribe to socialist implementation: Armed forces provide for the common defense U.S. mail service has our home address. Teachers for public schools. Workers for roads and parks. Retirement for our old. SSI for our permanently disabled. Workers compensation for our injured on the job. We have bits and pieces of all kinds of government, we are NOT a hybrid. We are rather a cut and paste society, trying whatever seems to work, as we tweak our way thru history. So tell me why is there so much fear?