Earlier this month, I read with amusement Chellie Pingree’s statement that “she is not a communist, but a very proud progressive."
As Rep. Allen West, R-Florida, recently alluded, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and votes like a duck . . . guess what?
Let's see if she agrees with these communist principles:
— Redistribution of wealth from the haves to the have-nots;
— Infiltrate the press (have your rich husband buy a newspaper);
— Use the term "social justice" to institute class warfare;
— Provide American aid to all countries, even those who advocate your destruction;
— Discredit America’s Founding Fathers as a bunch of white, rich, slave owners;
— Ignore and circumvent the Constitution (32 unelected czars who set policy);
— Promote unrest and anarchy (Occupy Wall Street);
— Ignore and weaken the Constitution (abuse the courts and legislators);
— Criticize the family and religion;
— Create a ruling class that is free from the will of the people (bureaucrats) to govern; and
— Use the public education system to teach that capitalism is wrong and socialism is right.
Does Pingree share any of those communist goals, or is she a "horse of a different color"?
Does a "very proud progressive" and a "communist" have different goals?
George Mathews, Auburn