Last night, despite Hillary calling it in her favor even amidst allegations of fraud at the polls, Sen. Bernie Sanders finished in a virtual tie with Clinton in the Iowa Caucuses. Politically, the ramifications of this are enormous, and quite indicative of the actual shot that Bernie has of locking down the Democratic Presidential nomination.
If you watched his victory speech, you saw that it was just as straight-forward as it was gracious and endearing. He genuinely cares about the well-being of our country and its citizens, not about government titles or entitlement.
That’s one of the main reasons that people who actually understand and can distinguish the difference between pure socialism (defined by Janos Kornai in The Socialist System) and Sanders’ approach of democratic socialism side so much with the Senator from Vermont. Innately, he feels “democratic change is needed to create a more fair and just America” because the current system has managed to deal numerous groups of people some grave injustices based on who they are and who they were born to.
When it boils down to it, Bernie’s plans are aimed at increasing social welfare for more people than currently enjoy even a modest amount of it. That doesn’t sound like a terrible thing, does it?
In fact, it sounds like an extension of liberty.