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The troubling similarities between today's leftists and the Communists of the past

Published in Blog on September 14, 2020 by Convention Of States

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An increasing percentage of Congress now identifies as "Democratic-Socialist." That increase has been mirrored by the American electorate as the Democratic-Socialist party gains traction in states across the country.

Democratic-Socialists try to distance themselves from the Communists of the past, but the similarities between the two groups are troubling -- to say the least. 

The Daily Signal recently interviewed a former Communist named Tony Salinksi, who calls today's leftists nothing more than "communists in slow motion."

After leaving the Communists and becoming a Democrat, he slowly began to realize that what he saw in his new party bore striking resemblance to what he had seen in his former party:

I was … semi-active as a Democrat and paid attention to all the news and everything like that. And I realized, “Wait a minute, these people are the communists in slow motion. They’re active. It’s the same thing. What they want is the same thing. They just don’t want to do it as fast.”

The communists, they were in the process at that time of switching from Leninist tactics in the street, in-your-face revolution, to Gramsci. And the idea of a gradual movement into a revolutionary pattern that wasn’t in your face wasn’t on the street.

Communists of yesterday might look a little different from the socialists of today, but their ultimate goals are exactly the same, Salinski says:

I agree with Lenin, the end, the result of all socialism is communism. There are arbitrary demarcations drawn along the historical line, but they’re arbitrary and … the moment they can be pushed aside, the moment they can be disposed with, they’re going to be disposed with.

This is an argument I have with so many people in our own movement, “Oh, well, he’s not really a communist.” No, not yet, but he’s headed there.

The goal of all socialists and communists is simple: remake our country from the top down. To do this, they need to empower the federal government with near-unlimited authority, eliminate the free market, and destroy the rights of states and individuals.

They're well on their way. The federal government has the power to dictate both state and local policies. They use our tax dollars as a bribe to force states to implement federal policies, and they pass massive, sweeping legislation aimed at dictating our daily decisions. 

Washington is ready. The moment the Democratic-Socialists take control of the federal government, nothing will be able to stop them from implementing each and every one of their Communist policies. 

The only way to build a firewall against leftist/socialism/communism is via constitutional amendment -- and the only way to get those constitutional amendments is via a Convention of States.

The federal government has the power to implement socialist policies because the Supreme Court has misinterpreted the Constitution. These misinterpretations allow Congress to legislate and spend money on virtually any topic.

Constitutional amendments can reverse these bad decisions by clarifying the Founders' original intent in the Constitution. These amendments can effectively and permanently limit federal power and return that power where it belongs -- with the states and the people. 

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