Both conservatives and liberals have some issues with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his significantly socialist policy leanings. Recently Thor Halvorssen spoke out about his own reservations with the socialist policy suggestions by Sanders as he makes a run for the nomination of the Democratic Party in 2016.
Halvorsson stated on Fox News that he sees socialism as a violation of the basic human rights of all individuals. He believes that there is a danger in having the government be taken over by socialist policies and making significant changes in the name of helping, “the people”, but only leading to a destruction of the economy and the taking of wealth from the rich and giving it to the poor.
There are policies that are established in a socialist society which are very different from what people in the United States are used to. Setting prices at a certain point can seem like a good idea. However they can lead to shortages of goods and that might possibly lead to a humanitarian crisis because of it. Even with that opposition, Halvorssen has given the largest contribution possible to the campaign of Bernie Sanders because of the negative track record of Hillary Clinton the Democratic front runner. He views her as unethical and undeserving of becoming president.
Halvorssen has personal experience with the rule of a dictatorship in Venezuela, his father was a political prisoner for years and his family suffered deeply and he sees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Republican front runner associated with those forces. He believes that democratic socialism can exist if there is rule of law. The problems arise when the executive of the government takes away that rule of law and does whatever he wants to do.
According to Huffington Post, He concludes his interview by stating that he is much more comfortable with Bernie Sanders as a democratic socialist in office than he would be having a potential dictator running the country.
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