Skip to comments.Bernie's ‘Economic Bill of Rights’ Taken Nearly Verbatim From Stalin’s 1936 Soviet Constitution
Posted on 06/17/2019 5:58:38 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
On Wednesday, 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a major speech about Democratic Socialism.
Sanders understands that many Americans view the term socialist as a slur and sought the opportunity to clear up some of the myths and allow us to see how great socialism really can be.
Sanders devotes most of his speech to railing about the oligarchs and warning us about how dangerous Trump is, all the while positioning himself as the solution Americans have been searching for. He told supporters, In 1944, FDR proposed an economic bill of rights but died a year later and was never able to fulfill that vision. Sanders then presented himself as a modern-day FDR and said he hopes to complete the work which FDR began.
Finally, Sanders introduces the centerpiece of his platform, which he calls a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights.
However, theres something deeply disturbing about Sanders proposal. In an appearance on Hannity, political commentator and historian Mark Levin points out that Sanders has stolen his agenda from the 1936 Soviet Constitution.
Here is an excerpt from Sanders speech:
A Bill of Rights that establishes once and for all that every American, regardless of his or her income is entitled to:
The right to a decent job that pays a living wage
The right to quality health care
The right to a complete education
The right to affordable housing
The right to a clean environment
The right to a secure retirement
These six rights, which define Sanders platform, are indistinguishable from the rights identified in the 1936 Soviet Constitution, which is also known as the Stalin Constitution.
Please read Articles 118-122 of this constitution.
ARTICLE 118. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality.
ARTICLE 119. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is ensured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours for the overwhelming majority of the workers, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes, and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.
ARTICLE 120. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.
ARTICLE 121. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education. This right is ensured by universal, compulsory elementary education; by education, including higher education, being free of charge; by the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of students in the universities and colleges; by instruction in schools being conducted in the native language, and by the organization in the factories, state farms, machine and tractor stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for the working people.
ARTICLE 122. Women in the U.S.S.R. are accorded equal rights with men in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life. The possibility of exercising these rights is ensured to women by granting them an equal right with men to work, payment for work, rest and leisure, social insurance and education, and by state protection of the interests of mother and child, prematernity and maternity leave with full pay, and the provision of a wide network of maternity homes, nurseries and kindergartens.
The only right not stolen from the Stalin Constitution was the right to a clean environment. Climate change, obviously, was not an issue in 1936.
The National Reviews Kevin Williamson offers the best definition of socialism: solidarity that is enforced at gunpoint, if necessary.
No thanks, Bernie.
He picked up a copy on his honeymoon. Been drooling over it ever since.
Mark Levin’s been saying this for months and he predicted that others would pick it up without attribution.
Bernie’s Economic Bill of Rights Taken Nearly Verbatim From Stalins 1936 Soviet Constitution>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Comrade Bernie STRIKES again!
Workers of the world, UNTIE!
You have nothing to loose but your BRAINS!
Well, purges and show trials are also good for a laugh. And we also have a lot of empty space — why not build gulags?
Have a sneaking suspicion that “right” to work will turn out to be mandated. Even it’s breaking rocks with a hammer.
When I see pictures of Bernie as a University of Chicago student, while young Americans were getting killed in Vietnam, and I think about his moronic support of the same Communism/socialism that they died to stop the spread of, I see him as an extremely selfish, ideologically delusional, and arrogant self-promoting piece of scum. I don’t see him in any way as the innocuous cutesy old liberal that the left characterizes him as. He’s a hateful, selfish, intellectually vapid hypocrite. If justice were to be served, he and AOC would be spending the rest of their lives in Communist North Korea.
Gives Pervy Joe Biden a run for the money in the plagiarism dept.
IIRC, FDR ran pretty much the same talking points.
Labourers in the prisons worked up to 14 hours a day on huge projects, including the White Sea-Baltic Canal By the time the last Soviet gulag closed, millions of people had died from exhaustion, starvation and murder
Convicted men sleep inside of a sod-covered house in a Siberian gulag, Siberia, at an unknown date. Prisoners lived in squalid conditions, and many people died of starvation or exhaustion from working too many hours and not receiving enough food from the prison staff
Dyslexics of the world UNTIE
But its alright. They were being ensured the right to work so that makes everything OK, right?
Here I was, wondering if Bernie was a reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. Now I see that can’t be the case. Trotsky wouldn’t copy ideas from his arch-enemy Stalin; he was smart enough to think for himself.
You wrote: “Dyslexics of the world UNTIE”
But I must point to the fact that its not dyslexia.
Rather than dyslexia, its a play on the words of a famous communist slogan:
The political slogan “Workers of the world, unite!” is one of the most famous rallying cries from The Communist Manifesto (1848) by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels popularised in English as:
“Workers of the World Unite
You have nothing to lose but your chains.”
I satirically wrote:
Workers of the world UNTIE
You have nothing to loose but your BRAINS.
Nothing to do with dyslexia, but with history itself and the historical triumph of Capitalism over Socialism.
May you play with words at will and be tall you can be!
Bernie is product of right wing globalist economic policy.
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