Before the last election I, like many people, had no idea what modern Democratic Socialism really means, or what it could mean for the United States. So, in the interest of being a wise and fully informed voter, I took the time - cautiously, and with much skepticism, I might add - to visit the Socialist Party USA Web site to educate myself on this seemingly nefarious ideology that somehow crept into our president-elect's repertoire. Well, I was so impressed by the Socialist Party platform that I became I dues-paying member that very day. I would encourage local Democrats who are fed up with that party's status quo to do the same. You will be pleasantly surprised to find how easy and sensible that transition is.
Mar 25, 2010
From a letter to the Bellingham Herald: