Democratic socialism

I for one would like to see a little bit more socialism infused into our system of governing.  As I mentioned in my previous article, there seems to be some real upset in the GOP because of the sliding pole numbers associated with John McCain.  One such GOP fellow expressed it like this at a recent rally,

an “angry McCain supporter in Waukesha, Wis., on Thursday told the candidate “I’m really mad” because of “socialists taking over the country.”

While I am sure that such a statement is catalyst for rage with some Americans, it isn’t for this american.  Every western industrial nation with whom we have so much in common has had to move toward some socialist policies in order to adequately meet the needs of the day and take care of its people.  I must first acknowledge that Senator Obama has not aligned himself with such a political perspective.  So what follows is about my views and not his and not necessarily any other democratic oriented person.

I on the other hand am more and more inclined toward a democratic socialist perspective and feel that there are some benefits of such and administration that would be nice.  I think there should be more active democratic socialist in the USA.  I think that there are many of us who would, if they were to examine the position democratic socialism, would say that many aspects would be beneficial to the people in our country who are often left out of political thinking.

And while I know that Socialism is not necessarily religious or theistic in its genesis and history, I do think that the provisions it seeks to make for the lowest within society are not too far removed from what some of the O.T. provision were under the law of Moses.  Granted, the provisions were different and I am not saying that modern socialism and the provisions of gleaning and provision for the poor (O.T.) and care widows and orphans (N.T.) are the same.  However, socialistic provisions for all are closer to the biblical exhortations than is capitalism.

I know that coming out and saying this will make me, for many, unpatriotic, but I never claimed to be a patriot.  I still think that it would be good for us to move more that direction.

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