""I'm all about the government staying out of my business, I just want them to fund my social programs.""
Fairbanks, AK, USA
female, age 32
married, 4 children
Speaks: English, Sign Language (American)
Violence Against Children,
Same Sex Marriage,
Freedom of Religion,
Separation of Church and State,
Freedom of Expression
Yes. We Can.
Socialism: is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people.This control may be either direct, exercised through popular collectives such as workers councils, or it may be indirect, exercised through a State. In the latter case, the issue of who controls the state is crucial. A primary concern of socialism (and, according to some, its defining feature) is social equality and an equitable distribution of wealth that would serve the interests of society as a whole.
Pure socialists hold that capitalism is an illegitimate economic system that serves the interests of the wealthy and exploits the majority of the population. As such, they wish to replace it completely or at least make substantial modifications to it, in order to create a more just society that would reward hard work, guarantee a certain basic standard of living, and extend economic and cultural opportunities to all.
Principles of the Socialist Party
- Freedom & Equality
- Production For Use, Not For Profit
- Full Employment for Everyone
- Worker & Community Control
- Ecological Harmony
- Socialist Feminism and Women's Liberation
- Liberation of Oppressed People
- International Solidarity & Peace
- Internal Democracy
- Cultural & Religious Freedom
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