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Thursday, June 13, 2019

In a major campaign speech designed to counter critics of his democratic socialist ideology, the Vermont senator proposed a "21st century economic Bill of Rights" that would ensure the right to a decent job, health care, affordable housing, higher education, secure retirement and a clean environment.

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The independent presidential candidate also used the speech to tie himself to the Democratic Party, rattling off numerous examples of times that Democratic presidents, from FDR to John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, were derided as socialists. And he said that, in embracing a new "economic Bill of Rights" like FDR proposed shortly before he died, he was trying to complete the unfinished business of the Democratic Party.

"Today, our Bill of Rights guarantees the American people a number of constitutionally protected political rights," Sanders said. "Now, we must take the next step forward and guarantee every man, woman and child in our country basic economic rights -- the right to quality health care, the right to as much education as one needs to succeed in our society, the right to a decent job, the right to affordable housing, the right to a secure retirement and the right to live in a clean environment."

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-06-13 01:57 AM | Reply

In an interview with POLITICO before the speech, Sanders said conservatives have long misled Americans about democratic socialism.

"Over the years, you have right-wing politicians who are trying to lump socialism into authoritarianism and into communism," he said. "They are very different ideologies."

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-06-13 01:58 AM | Reply

politicians who are trying to lump socialism into authoritarianism and into communism," he said. "They are very different ideologies."

FDR interned Japanese ...

We aren't trying ...

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-13 02:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3

Mackris would have joined them... like Lindbergh.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-13 03:21 AM | Reply

"FDR interned Japanese ...
We aren't trying ..."

While we were in a very bitter, horrendous war with the Japanese. Don't ever leave that out of the equation, he made the hard decisions he felt he had to make to insure victory. In real war, something today's Americans know little about, some decisions may be too harsh but to be too soft might have spelled defeat. Pretty easy for you to judge 70 years later without fearing a Japanese invasion. I try not to judge the leaders who won WWII, I prefer to thank them.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-13 03:40 AM | Reply

Pretty easy for you to judge 70 years later without fearing a Japanese invasion.

Not judging just a fact.

I try not to judge the leaders who won WWII, I prefer to thank them.

He didn't win WWII; he practiced eugenics. We were going the same route as Nazi Germany, until Germany became belligerent.
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#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-14 10:29 AM | Reply

He didn't win WWII; he "practiced" eugenics?

And yes he did win WWII. He selected the Generals who won WWII.

Your side has always hated FDR, in one famous speech he said he welcomed their hate.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-14 04:10 PM | Reply

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