Let’s look at a basic and condensed timeline, pertaining to Venezuela, for starters:
1992 – Venezuela becomes the 3rd richest country in the western hemisphere, behind only the United States and Canada.
1993 – President Carlos Andrés Pérez is impeached for embezzlement of public funds.
1998 – A collapse in confidence in the existing parties saw the election of former coup-involved career officer Hugo Chávez and the launch of the Bolivarian Revolution and socialism. The “Bolivarian Revolution” refers to a left-wing populist social movement and political process in Venezuela led by the late Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, who founded the Fifth Republic Movement in 1997 and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in 2007.
1999 – The “revolution” began when a “new” Constitution for Venezuela was written.
2001 – Venezuela voted for a socialist president to address “income inequality.”
2004 – Private healthcare is completely socialized.
2007 – All higher education becomes “free.”
2009 – The private ownership of guns is banned.
2012 – Bernie Sanders is quoted as saying, “Venezuelans are living the American dream better than Americans.”
2014 – Government opposition leaders are imprisoned.
2016 – Food shortages become a widespread problem.
2017 – The Venezuelan constitution and elections are suspended.
2018 – The country’s economic policies lead to extreme hyperinflation, with an inflation rate of 1,370,000% by the end of the year.
2019 – It is estimated that more than 3 million people have fled Venezuela in recent years.
2019 – Venezuelan protesters are attacked and killed by their own government in order to suppress their dissidence.
Venezuela’s socialist governments have been in power since 1999, taking over the country at a time when Venezuela had huge inequality.
But the socialist polices brought in which aimed to help the poor backfired, and made the situation even worse, of course. Companies now controlled by the government failed, and price controls to make basic goods more affordable to the poor by capping prices meant that Venezuelan businesses no longer found it profitable to produce them. Eventually, the government subsidies of all facets of the economy were unsustainable.
In only 27 years Venezuela has turned a “rags to riches” story into a “riches to rags” story.
Like Margaret Thatcher, the former Britsh Prime Minister once said, “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
Does any of the Venezuela story sound familiar today in America?
There certainly appear to be some similarities in the early stages happening here.
We see an impeachment happy democrat Congress trying to overturn a presidential election.
We see many democrat politicians and democrat presidential candidates calling for a new constitution or drastic changes to our existing one.
We constantly hear democrat politicians and democrat presidential candidates touting government solutions for “income inequality,” don’t we?
We hear democrat politicians and democrat presidential candidates calling for a complete government takeover of our healthcare system.
Many democrat politicians and democrat presidential candidates are proposing “free” college.
And lastly, we hear many democrat politicians and democrat presidential candidates calling for radical changes to our gun laws, changes to the 2nd amendment or the complete removal of our right to bear arms.
The intentions of the American democrat party are apparent.
The democrats want to destroy America as we know it.
The choice here is painfully clear.
If you want to follow in Venezuela’s footsteps…, elect democrats.
It’s as simple as that.
The only people who benefit from a socialist government are those in government.
They apparently long for power that badly that they are willing to turn everyone elses life into a living hell for their own sakes.
They can only do this if we let them, however.
Remember…, the Venezuelan people voted for what they got.
In the end…, it’s their own fault.
And in the end…, we’ll choose our own fate as well.
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