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10/31/2012 1:04:00 PM
Dear Editor,

I get a kick out of the letter writers who claim that President Obama is fast leading us down the road to socialism. It's obvious that they don't have a clue as to what socialism really is. Socialism is an economic system characterized by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, and a political philosophy advocating such a system. "Social ownership" may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, direct public ownership or autonomous state enterprises." (Britannica) If the aforementioned writers are so vehemently opposed to any form of socialism, we should expect them to be out there vigorously campaigning to have the PUD (The P stands for "public" as in "direct public ownership".) sold to a private, profit-making company. I won't hold my breath.

R. Wesley Aman


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