The draft of the 2016 Democratic Party Platform is complete and ready for final editing.
Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and friends have been working diligently with self-professed socialist Bernie Sanders to create the planks in the platform.
Interestingly, during a friendly interview with MSNBC back in January 2016, Clinton was asked to explain the difference between the Democrat and Socialist parties. She struggled with the question, ultimately providing no answer.
When Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked the same question in a previous media interview, she too struggled to explain the Democrat-Socialist distinction.
Now we see why. The differences are becoming narrower each year.
Here are just a few of the planks, which are nearly identical:
|Democratic Party Platform Plank||Socialist Party Platform Plank|
|And we will make sure Social Security’s guaranteed benefits continue for generations to come by asking those at the top to pay more, and will achieve this goal by taxing some of the income of people above $250,000.||We demand that the Social Security system remain entirely within the public sector, with funding derived from a steeply graduated income tax on all income, earned and unearned.|
|We believe that Americans should earn at least $15 an hour and have the right to form or join a union.||We call for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, indexed to the cost of living.|
|We will take bold steps to slash carbon pollution and protect clean air at home, lead the fight against climate change around the world…||The U.S. must immediately return to participation in international agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol, limiting carbon emissions, and accept a major role in worldwide efforts to control global warming.|
|We will abolish the death penalty, which has proven to be a cruel and unusual form of punishment. It has no place in the United States of America.||We call for the abolition of the death penalty.|
In addition, the Democratic Party platform makes no mention of nuclear energy as an energy source, although it is one of the most cost-effective, zero-emission, and proven safe, energy sources currently available.
The Socialist Party platform says this:
It is chilling to see how closely the Democratic Party platform is beginning to mirror platform planks of the Socialist Party USA.
According to a study conducted at Stephen F. Austin State University, parties vote in line with their promises more than 80 percent of the time, so platform planks matter.
This dangerous blueprint for the destruction of America should never be allowed to see the light of day.