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Chapter 19: Defeating the Socialist Coalition and Restoring Our Constitutional Republic Kevin Groenhagen

Chapter 19: Defeating the Socialist Coalition and Restoring Our Constitutional Republic

Kevin Groenhagen

Published January 22nd 2014
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During the founding convention of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) in October 1973, DSOC released a statement noting it would use “coalition politics” to achieve its goals of “a redistribution of wealth through the progressiveMoreDuring the founding convention of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) in October 1973, DSOC released a statement noting it would use “coalition politics” to achieve its goals of “a redistribution of wealth through the progressive income tax, a shift of resources from private to public sector in areas like medicine and pensions,” and “fully socialized medicine in which all services would be collectively paid for through funds collected by a progressive income tax and would be available on the basis of need alone.”“The old socialist dream that disinherited workers would become the vast majority of capitalist society did not come to pass,” the DSOC statement continued. “There is no single group—neither the trade unionists, nor the poor nor the minorities, nor the middle class liberals and radicals—which is sufficiently numerous and cohesive to win a democratic majority. Therefore each potential component of the democratic Left must both organize and speak for itself and enter into a coalition with other groups.”The DSOC statement was clear as to how these groups would enter into such a coalition: “The organizational focus for bringing together these disparate forces in the foreseeable future is, for better or worse, the Democratic Party.”Four decades later, the Socialist Coalition now controls the Democratic Party and has put one of its own in the White House.In Chapter 19: Defeating the Socialist Coalition and Restoring Our Constitutional Republic, Kevin Groenhagen exposes the extent to which the Socialist Coalition now exercises power in the United States, and discusses how Constitutionalists—following the teachings of John Locke—can reclaim that power.