A well written piece by another concerned citizen:
I was having a conversation with a "democratic socialist" and former Obama supporter today who said he's concerned about how Obama has attacked our civil liberties and I said, "what did you expect from a socialist...socialism and civil liberties are mutually exclusive. Socialism depends on the acceptance and acquiescence to majority rule or convention while true liberty depends on individual freedom. He said, "well in Europe, the social democracies have worked out well" and I said, "yeah, you mean like Greece, Spain, Portugal, and France who are bankrupt or close to it" and he replied "well, that's because their economies were run bad" and I said, "economies are not run in a vacuum, they are run within the context of a society and history has shown us over and over that socialist societies and economies are unsustainable!".
found here on facebook: John Vigil
In conversation, their can be intellectual moments of clarity taught to those who have always lived in ignorance.