In this segment of Life Liberty an Levin, Mark compares the new “Democrat manifesto to Josef Stalin’s 1936 Soviet constitution. “I mean, they didn’t have to put this document out; they should have just grabbed the Stalin Soviet 1936 constitution, and cut and pasted. They almost did.”
You know the Democrats like to run on policies that are impractical and impossible, but they sound great. Where do they get this idea from? I’m looking at the 1936 constitution of the Soviet Union adopted in December of that year. In other words, Stalin’s constitution. I want to read you a few things from this and tell me if it sounds familiar to what the Democrats, Biden, the center candidates and so forth have been running on in this 110 page manifesto.
Let’s see if there are any similarities. You ready? Article 118 in Stalin’s constitution:
Citizens of the USSR have the right to work. That is guaranteed. The right to employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality, the right to work is ensured by the Socialist organization of the national economy. The steady growth of the productive
Forces of Soviet society, the elimination of the possibility of economic crises, and the abolition of unemployment. Sound familiar? AOC?
Article 119: Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is insured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours. For the overwhelming majority of the workers, maybe family leave or something of that sort, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs for the accommodation of the working people. Pretty close right?
Article 120: Citizens of the USSR have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. The right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people in the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.
Sounds very much like our own Communist Manifesto here.
Article 121: citizens of the USSR have the right to education. This right is ensured by universal
compulsory elementary education, by education including higher education being free of charge. (Imagine that?) By the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of the students in the universities and colleges, by instruction in schools being conducted in the native language and by the organization in the factories, state farms, and tractor stations and collective forms of free vocational technological, agronomic training for the working people
I mean, they didn’t have to put this document out; they should have just grabbed the Stalin Soviet 1936 constitution, and cut and pasted. They almost did.
And on and on, and on and on!