Which brings us to today. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, when asked if they prefer socialism or capitalism, 47% of Americans expressed a preference for socialism or are undecided. 63% of adults under 30 either think socialism is preferable to capitalism or are undecided. I can only imagine what teenagers think. I realize the response to a poll depends on how a question is phrased. Maybe if the poll were put in cartoon form like below the results would have been more favorable to the system that is responsible for high living standards wherever it has been tried (until the government meddles that is).
Another recent Rasmussen poll was just as distrubing, if not more so. It found that 57% of Americans supported a military response to the North Korean launch of a test missile that fell harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from the U.S. Have we learned nothing from Iraq or Vietnam or Beruit? We should only use our military to defend our borders, not to police the world. North Korea is not a threat to us; Let South Korea and Japan deal with their trouble making neighbor.