IMPORTANT NOTICE: The blogger has received notice of new responsibilities relevant to new "laws" coming from the European Union. The blogger receives no personally indentifiable information. As the task of understanding just what this new "law" (not applicable to American citizens) means will take some time, The Musical Patriot respectfully asks citizens in the European Union to cease and desist from accessing this blog for the time being. I completely regret the need for this request. When things are clearer, I will have more to say. I look forward to welcoming Europeans back to this blog. Europeans and others are instead directed to my new blog with a new host. (See link in post below.)

Welcome to THE MUSICAL PATRIOT (In Exigency), a web log of information and inspiration. Also included are events of interest in my own life. (Comments to any post may be made by clicking on the "COMMENTS" link. Commenting is moderated.) This blog is now in its thirteenth year. To get the most out of this blog a free subscription is recommended. See "Subscribe To" in the column to the right.
Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny. -- Daniel Webster

Friday, June 10, 2016

Giving Bernie Sanders His Due

Press reports this morning are full of news about Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

I thought I would take time to highlight Sen. Sanders' many accomplishments in Congress over a twenty-five year career.  It is indeed an astonishing record.  It is clear why he ran for President and why he garnered such a huge following.  One does not sustain a campaign of this magnitude without some kind of record.  And Sen. Sanders' record is stellar.

It is clear that the political governing class as it has congealed during the Obama Administration is having its way now.  It is, in point of fact, a system dominated by the profit system.  This must be admitted up-front if anything else is to make sense.

While Sen. Sanders has not condemned the profit system as such, making his claim to be a socialist suspect, he has clearly condemned runaway capitalism, as it were.  In this he has been of distinct service to the people.

No matter how many people endorse Hillary Clinton at this time, the Sanders contribution has been mighty.  Let us hope his legacy will be one of questioning more deeply the tenets of our economic system which have been so rigorously drilled into us for decade upon decade.  And let us hope we can come to a just and fair economy, one which is neither state-socialism, nor capitalism.   And may this be in a near time.

Timeline of Sanders' Accomplishments

Sen. Sanders Legislative Record

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment to "The Musical Patriot." Moderation is used on this blog to help prevent spam and other inappropriate messages. Please complete this form so your comment may be processed for possible inclusion on the blog. Thank you for being a reader of "The Musical Patriot!"

Featured Post

Bill Clinton Warns on Rising Nationalism

Rush Link -- Bill Clinton on Rise of Nationalism