Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for more government control in Sectors such as healthcare, education, housing and the economy.
Cortez recently spoke at a rally on Saturday honoring her endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President. Further, she also stated that the United States needs to nationalize much of the economy to make Americans “more free.”
“We need to build a mass movement in America centered on working-class, the poor, the middle class,” she said. “One that is actively anti-racist, that is rooted in principles of universality. Everybody has a right to health care. Everybody has a right to an education. One that is rooted in principles of cooperation, that is participatory, that combats not only racism but misogyny, anti-queer discrimination, we have to have actively center those principles to drive us forward because the future and our future is in public systems, and it’s publicly owned systems. Because we need to take power over our lives again. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Mark Zuckerberg making decisions over my life. I don’t know about you, but the Waltons have already been making decisions over our lives and what we got was nothing.”
She continued, “We need a-uh-eh-uh United States that really, truly, authentically is operated, owned and decided by working, and all people, in the United States of America.”
Cortez said that we need to give all of that to the government “because we need to take power over our lives again?”
In summary AOC says that Bernie Sanders gave her “inherent value as a human being” and suggested that the government should provide everyone “healthcare, housing, education, and a living wage”
However, that all has been tried in the past, it’s called communism. During the 19th century communism killed hundreds of millions of people. Further, governments that operated under the old flag of Marxism killed hundreds of millions of their own people, especially those who disagreed with the ideology.
AOC, how exactly does that make us free?