Pride of the ‘socialist’

Jerry Marsh
Political Bites

I regularly exchange views on contemporary issues with friends. For the most part, we are a thick-skinned lot and the exchanges can border on rude and crude.

Recently, one called me a socialist, an intended insult directed at my views on issues. My first thought was to call him a fascist, but I thought again and took a gentler approach in my reply, which follows, albeit expanded somewhat and edited for public consumption:

I am proud to be a socialist if it means ...

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