Compare Communist Manifesto to Bill of Rights for a shock

Letter to the Editor
2001-02-19T00:00:00Z Compare Communist Manifesto to Bill of Rights for a shock nwitimes.com
February 19, 2001 12:00 am

The worst eight years of presidential tyranny are over. Now when it seemed that the nightmare of scandals was over, we have the presidential pardons, one final blow to justice in our country. The last presidential administration has taken us to new lows in morality.

I remember Clinton promising when he was first elected, "This marks the end of big government." I guess he was right; now we have gargantuan government.

Should we just throw away our heritage and have a new living Constitution that better fits our new democracy? There was another man that wanted to change his present form of government to a new form of democracy. He said, "The first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy." His name was Karl Marx.

If you really want to see how far we have drifted from our roots, compare the 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto to our Bill of Rights. Notice especially the conversion of private property to public property, heavy progressive/graduated income tax, centralization of credit by means of a national bank, centralization of communications and transport and free education for all children. Doesn't this sound more like our present government? Read our first and second amendments and tell me that things haven't changed drastically.

Mark Passarelli

Porter

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