The Czech Republic has hard evidence of the ravages of socialism in their recent past. They can blame the Russian invaders, but whom do we have to blame, except for ourselves, as is noted from the eloquent quote.
The danger we face is the creeping socialism that resides in the lager American cities, on the coasts. The democrat socialists know exactly how to take control of the sleeping majority. It is by open borders, jobs flight to overseas, and crushing of the entrepreneurial strength that produced our Democracy.
We must demand professionalism of our elected officials, and eliminate the growth of the federal government and the weakening of the rights of individual states.
Restore the Gold Standard to our currency, and eliminate the Federal Reserve System installed after the overspending during the Vietnam disaster.
Why do we need a Federal Department of Education? Education is a State responsibility. If we dump the Federal Agency we save $90BILLION each year, and get rid of all the collectivation, Political speach, and Teacher's Unions.
Come on people, what else can we do without? Add to the list, and lets get back to work.