You say, "Socialism has destroyed so many countries" just because you are repeating what your conservative preachers and politicians told you. You don't actually have any recollection or knowledge of any such thing happening. Socialism certainly hasn't "destroyed" Sweden or Switzerland. It has not "destroyed" Norway or Denmark. Europeans tend to be far more highly educated than Americans. You wind up going to a doctor from India or some other foreign country because you have not been educated yourself as a doctor, nor are your children likely to be. And you PAY for that doctor all over again, though you have already paid your taxes. Billions of your tax dollars go to "Foreign Aid" for Pakistan to support Al Qaeda instead of supplying you with a free college education. You spend on average, as a conservative American, over one hundred dollars a month donating just to the Wounded Warriors Project alone. That is more than $1,200 a year to help wounded veterans you are paying out of pocket after paying your taxes, and it still is not the full support that a Socialist government would give to wounded veterans. Then the average conservative is spending a further 20% of his income donating to Christian charities to feed the poor, because there is no Socialist government there to prevent your fellow citizens from starving otherwise, and you have Christ too deep in your heart to let that happen. It is time to QUESTION this knee jerk reaction to the very word "Socialist" you keep giving instead of THINKING about why your preachers and conservative politicians have programmed you to fear and hate it as a sort of "bogey" word. Dare to know!