In response to Brett Ellingson (Readers' Forum, June 24): You may believe that Marxist socialism is dead, but the far leftists like Barack Obama realize that the words "Marxism" and "socialism" bring very bad responses from people. So the leftists cloak Marxist socialism in a new name called "progressive."

Progressives still believe in the same tenets of Marxist socialism, such as government theft and redistribution and government control of our personal lives and freedoms. So when someone calls Obama a Marxist, there is great truth to that.

Matt Brown

Kaysville