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Reader Opinion: Socialist surrender

It is starting to look like the socialist movement that our local daily contributors to the Dispatch have been begging for week in and week out is finally slinking back into its hole where it came from.

It is starting to look like the socialist movement that our local daily contributors to the Dispatch have been begging for week in and week out is finally slinking back into its hole where it came from.

Although Bernie managed to win the already liberal state of Minnesota with the promise of more free stuff than Hillary, the rest of the country has shown that they know nothing is free. Someone has to pay for all of these entitlements and it would come from not just billionaires that Bernie is constantly pointing out but all the way down to the middle class.

I must admit that it was a good ploy on the part of Bernie to entice all the young college kids with the lure of free tuition but that overreach apparently backfired and scared more people than it attracted. That is the big lie of socialism-envy the billionaire, then the millionaire then the middle class, etc. Yes, capitalism needs some work but the answer is not to promise free stuff at the expense of others to an extent where there is no incentive to work, resentment of the neighbor that has more stuff than you and a complacency that leaves many comfortable with being a non-contributing member of society simply because they are told they deserve it. So Mr. Sanders, it's time to bow out gracefully, maybe even take a vacation to Cuba or Argentina to visit your comrades then sit back and watch the crook and the bully fight it out for the hearts and minds of America.

Doug Karsnia

Baxter

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