How Bernie Sanders is Bribing America
If you take a good look at Bernie’s sham, ridiculous agenda, it should become readily apparent that Bernie Sanders is bribing America. Or, at least, he is attempting to.
How is he doing that? By promising people things that they haven’t earned and don’t deserve.
Take free college, for example. It’s a patently absurd idea that would never work. All a government-funded college plan would do is use absurd levels of taxpayer dollars and deficit spending to overpay for the mediocre educations of mediocre students. In fact, that’s generally what has happened with government subsidies of college educations right now. Because of the floor introduced by government money, prices rose for everyone and college has become increasingly unaffordable. But, because voters are generally dumb, as Winston Churchill noted, no one thinks about that.
Instead, they just see “free” and want to vote for it because they don’t like the level of responsibility that comes with actually paying for college.
Another example of how Bernie Sanders is bribing America is Medicare for All. That ridiculous idea would a) never work because of how America’s system is set up and b) lead to worse medicine for everyone. Who would ever support that? The average socialist Bernie bro would because they’ve fallen for his bribery schemes.
Early Americans and European commentators on America knew what would happen if politicians like Bernie try to bribe voters. Alexis de Tocqueville famously remarked that “the American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public’s own money.”
Similarly, Benjamin Franklin said that “when the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic.”
The reason that it is so bad that Bernie Sanders is bribing America is that in doing so, he is destroying our electoral process. You’re supposed to vote for politicians whose policies you agree with. Yes, how they will impact you economically matters, but that shouldn’t be the prime consideration. Otherwise, we’d just be a tyranny of the majority of the type that James Madison describes in Federalist 10, where the poor would just vote for wealth redistribution schemes to steal from the rich.
That’s what Bernie and his communist followers want, but it’s not what America is all about. The American Dream is about hard work and bettering yourself through opportunity and freedom, not socialism.
By: Gen Z Conservative