Is Democracy Doomed to Fail?

James Gottry

Full transcript

On Thanksgiving, I reflected on the many things I am thankful for, including my wife, my children, and our constitutional republic. But some Americans are ready to ditch democracy in favor of socialism.

Key messages
• Socialism and its close relative, communism, have killed at least 100 million people. Yet nearly 20% of millennials think that the Communist Manifesto "better guarantees freedom and equality for all" than the Declaration of Independence.
• Our founders thoughtfully designed a constitutional system of checks and balances to keep us on course.
• Rather than abandoning our system of government, let's demand that our representatives govern, legislate, and adjudicate in accordance with the structure set forth by the Constitution.

Go deeper
Socialism Demands Surrender of Freedom and Offers Government Orthodoxy in Return
Socialism Offers 'Free' Entitlements, if You Are Willing to Pay for Them
Socialism Offers 'Security' of State Control But Demands Surrender of Individual Responsibility
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