Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I was curious as to where Janell Alewyn got the information that was printed in a recent letter to the editor in the Dispatch.
Thinking about it, I realized it sounded a lot like the socialist-Democrat Party plans that most of the socialist candidates are presenting in each of their campaigns.
All of the candidates have promised to alter or do away with college tuition, mandate strict gun controls on law-abiding U.S. citizens and change the environment to their standards, which could lead to higher costs in all segments of our markets.
Each candidate has professed socialism as a means of enticing voters to their way of thinking.
It may sound good on paper, but in reality, socialism fails wherever it is tried.
The most recent experiment is going on in Venezuela. There, citizens' basic needs cannot be met, freedom of expression is denied because the press is state controlled and the last election was invalidated by the socialist president. Failures there are naturally blamed on the United States.
The socialist-Democrat candidates for 2020 all lean to a varying degree of socialism. One wants to tax the rich out of existence, provide free college tuition and free health care. Any one of those ideas alone would bankrupt this nation.
In the U.S. House, 44 Democrats have co-signed on to a bill that at this stage would prevent the deportation of most violent illegal convicted felons and in the end would force the U.S. government to return those previously deported illegals back to the United States at taxpayers' expense, provide for health care costs, subsidize housing and so on. Most of those deported are repeat offenders; some of them have committed murder, rape, bodily injuries and robbery.
We need a two-party system in our country. One of them cannot be a Socialist Party. We need the old Democrat Party back. The choice is yours.
Ed Van Blaricum