History is lost on those who ignore its progression. Socialism breeds contempt and control of individual rights, individual success and wealth, individual thinking, individual accomplishments or individual incentive. The DSA is growing, leading its followers down the path for the control of resources, education, production, monetary distribution, collective thought, social order, or anything bordering on constitutional liberties. We have seen this before and we see it today. A friend who has family in Russia explained Socialism this way, “We pretend to work and the government pretends to pay us!” Socialism is an anathema to freedom and human exceptionalism. Dictatorships thrive with socialism, just ask a citizen of Cuba, Venezuela, Russia or China. Socialism delivers misery, poverty, death and tyranny. Socialism is a mortal cancer to our republic.