Letter To The Editor

Dear Match,

I am writing in response to your article “Crash & Bern” from October 29th, 2015. I completely disagree with what it is saying. Bernie Sanders identifies as a democratic socialist, which is not the same thing as a socialist. The dictionary defines democratic socialism as, “a political ideology advocating a democratic political system alongside a socialist economic system, involving a combination of political democracy (usually multi-party democracy) with social ownership of the means of production.” So, he wants he wants to put the people before business. This factors into his view on big business. These huge businesses own the government, and this is what is causing such horrid environmental issues and a struggling middle class. Sen. Sanders wants to fight for those without a voice when it comes to issues like minimum wage and stopping global warming. Without a college education, people cannot get good paying jobs. Sanders wants to work with colleges and universities to find a way to fund them without the enormous tuition. Hardly anyone can afford it. We are also fairly behind when it comes to free university and healthcare. The UK, the Nordic countries, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Italy, and Portugal have free healthcare. Scotland and Finland have free university education. This country needs equality to keep succeeding. Right now, the U.S. is already on a downward spiral. It is the opinion of many that Sanders is the only one that knows how to fix this shipwreck that is our current government. In toto, Bernie Sanders wants to end the big business’s control on the government and create a country where everyone gets their fair share.

Thank you, 
Helen Boyd (’18)

About the author

Sheldon has been writing for The Match since 2007. He is a perpetual senior, coming close to graduating a few times. In his free time, he enjoys watersports, such as chess and calculus.