Don Blickhan's letter (Aug. 8) contains a number of statements that I challenge. He says that socialism is immoral because it takes money from one group and gives it to others, which he says is theft. All taxation is theft.
Bernie Sanders said recently that Donald Trump was a phony, a chronic liar and a racist. I've long believed this myself, but I would have added that Trump also may be the most disruptive president in American history.
Congratulations and thank you to Jill Arnold Blickhan as she steps down as president and CEO of the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.
Socialism is based on the illusion of a utopia, an imaginary state of things or place where everything is perfect. There is not, nor has there ever been a perfect place. But socialists nevertheless passionately pursue that goal.
Is this newspaper, the one you are reading now, being irresponsible? How about the TV stations you watch? Are the U.S. media covering the possible "collapse of our civilization and the extinction of much of the natural world?"
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