Voters can stop march down path to socialism
Re: “Supporters of socialism are rightfully worried” (Letter to the editor, Dec. 5):
Regarding the rioting in France, the letter-writer states “let us hope we never follow a similar destructive path.” However, the reality is that we in the U.S. are marching down the same path — you hear some politicians constantly touting more ”free stuff” such as free college education and “universal basic income.” They are simply using a socialistic agenda to gain votes and get elected.
Disturbingly, the promotion of open borders and disdain for immigration laws by such politicians is also a ploy to gain loyal future voters in exchange for “free stuff.” To be fair, some in the donor class seem to want open borders for access to inexpensive labor. Voters have the power to stop the march down this path. If they don’t, they might escape the consequences, but their progeny may not be as lucky. — Balan Srinivasan, Los Altos