Politico: "Coons took 'bearded Marxist' turn" while at Amherst

By Alex Isenstadt 5/3/10 - Politico
An article Democrat Chris Coons wrote for his college newspaper may not go over so well in corporation-friendly Delaware, where he already faces an uphill battle for Vice President Joe Biden’s old Senate seat.

The interesting thing about this article is not the Coons/Marxist angle. People in the Democratic Party who are essentially Marxist, or have Marxist leanings, are not totally uncommon.  The interesting thing for me in this article is Coons ideological transformation from a Reagan Republican to Marxist while he attended Amherst College. How leftist professors and students caused him to "challenge the basic assumptions" of America, and reject America as a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world.  Sadly, I believe that this happens all too frequently in our high schools, and especially our college campuses.  Academe is indoctrinating generations of students with this claptrap, extolling the virtues of Marxism, while denigrating those things that brought the U.S. to be the most powerful country in the world.  And it wasn't through some imperialistic military complex that those on the left would have you believe. America thrived because all of her people were given the opportunity to be the best they could be, without the constraints of a tyrannical government putting up roadblocks to their economic or religious freedom.  The Founders gave us the freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail.  But even with failure you can pick yourself up and try again.  Men like Coons don't see it that way.  They believe that Government should pick winners and losers.  Of course, he would be one of the winners.  For those at the bottom, a few brave souls might be able to climb the ladder for a while, but climb too high and they will be there to knock them back down.  Just to make it fair, and to make sure that the elites stay the elites, and the masses stay the masses.
Chris Coons is running against Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware special election for the seat of Vice President Joe Biden.
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