The far-Left dream sure does look a lot like Socialism, doesn’t it?
Or maybe even Communism.
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But perhaps what’s even scarier is how many Americans buy into it and support these politicians!
The ownership of private property is one of the most fundamental American rights of all.
And also one of the most fundamental rights to a free society!
So I was blown away when I came across this Opinion piece in the NY Post talking about how Mayor DeBlasio wants to do away with private property ownership!
Surely that can’t be true, I thought.
Here's a portion of that Opinion piece from the NY Post, so you can read it for yourself:
Dear fellow Democrats:
To judge from the polls and personal experience, many of you are somewhere between lukewarm and ice cold toward Mayor Bill de Blasio. You love that crime keeps falling and that murders are headed for a record low, but worry that the growing disorder on the streets smells like trouble is coming.
You have never seen so many vagrants, and so many of them looking deranged and dangerous. Why didn’t he tackle the problem in the beginning, instead of denying the obvious — that the numbers were exploding?
You also don’t like it that the subways are a mess, traffic is pretty much congested everywhere all the time and bicycle riders are treated as privileged characters even as they routinely flaunt safety laws.
You pay the nation’s highest taxes, but it’s never enough. The cost of living here is out of control, despite what looks and feels like diminished public services.
Streets are filthy, roads are rutted, yet every time you turn around, City Hall is focused on race, gender and identity politics, as if that’s what working people care about most. Is the mayor really going to take down the Christopher Columbus statue in — of all places — Columbus Circle?
What would they call it — de Blasio Circle? Al Sharpton Circle?
You care about public schools, but the mayor’s claim of great progress sounds fishy. If graduation rates and test scores were so easy to fix, why didn’t it happen before? Are the numbers real, or are they faked to make the mayor look good? And why did he relax discipline standards, when every parent knows that one troublemaker can ruin a class for 30 kids?
Then there’s the mayor’s relentless war against charter schools, especially those that have a proven record of success. It feels immoral to sacrifice the future of at-risk children for the benefit of a union that is bloated with donations and political connections, yet de Blasio never misses an opportunity to create frictions instead of solutions.
His reflexive dishonesty is a big, big problem. The “city for sale” allegations ring true, and it’s not satisfying that just because the mayor skipped an indictment, he deserves a second term.
So as election season approaches, starting with next week’s primary, you’re not sure what to do. Then you read about de Blasio’s interview with New York magazine.
Your first thought is, it’s a miracle he didn’t break both arms patting himself on the back. Anyone reading his comments without living here would conclude that the Great Helmsman has single-handedly turned Gotham into the Garden of Eden.
Look at my record, he insisted, saying it deserved “parades out in the streets.” He boasted of “my policies and my leadership” and declared himself a great manager.
Me, me, me, my, my, my. It was tacky — and not at all reflective of the New York you live in.
Naturally, for anything wrong, it was “Don’t blame me.” He complained that a “tabloid culture” — The Post in particular — causes the “hateful, negative, divisive” public tone of politics, just before he denounced the rich, criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo and tore into President Trump as “profoundly racist.”
It got worse from there. In comments to interviewer Chris Smith, the mayor dropped his re-election smiley face to reveal his inner dictator, one who would banish individual rights and constitutional safeguards — all in the name of fairness, as he defines it.
“Our legal system is structured to favor private property,” he said, insisting that “people would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be.”
For good measure, he added: “If I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see.”
You certainly wish government could move faster and get things done with common sense, but the idea that Bill de Blasio and his corrupt crew would have the power to determine how every slice of land is used is unAmerican.
You have a house — suppose he wants to demolish it. Do you want him to have that power?
Then you realize, this is the progressive vision of government he’s always talking about, the idea that a select few should decide what is good for the rest of us and have the power to implement it. It is profoundly anti-democratic, yet that’s the world he wants to see.
Is that what a second term holds? Is he going to spring ideas like that after the election?
Beyond the arrogance, the mayor’s ignorance about American history and the Founders’ intent, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence’s guarantee of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” is appalling. Your children know better.
So what to do?
Here, my fellow Dem, is a modest proposal. Send him a message. Vote “no” in the primary by voting for someone else. Anyone else.
Whatever you do, just make it clear to de Blasio that you don’t approve of his message.
He’ll probably win anyway, but, hopefully, by a narrow margin. That would get his attention — and remind him of who’s the boss.
That alone would be a true public service for all New Yorkers.
As always, before we report anything here at WeLoveTrump, we investigate to see if DeBlasio really did say this.
And sure enough, it was right there in black and white.
From an article published in NY Mag, here's the relevant portion of their interview with DeBlasio:
In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools?
What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.
I’ll give you an example. I was down one day on Varick Street, somewhere close to Canal, and there was a big sign out front of a new condo saying, “Units start at $2 million.” And that just drives people stark raving mad in this city, because that kind of development is clearly not for everyday people. It’s almost like it’s being flaunted. Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.
It’s not reachable right now. And it leaves this friction, and this anger, which is visceral. I try to explain the things we can do. It’s a little bit of a Serenity Prayer — let’s talk about the things we can fix. The rent freeze we did reached over 2 million people. I’ve talked to people who were going to be evicted, and we stopped the eviction by giving them a free lawyer. And I’ve talked to people who got affordable housing under our plan for 200,000 apartments.
No Bill, what "stands in the way" are little things like The Constitution and Patriotic Americans that will defend it with everything they have!
Are you kidding me with this guy?
It's almost like New York and California are engaged in a battle to see who can be the craziest socialist state?
I'm just waiting for President Trump to drop a nickname on this guy like: "DeBlasio? More like DeBozo!"
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