We are being told openly and through implication that European socialism represents compassion and will succeed where communism failed. Uh, what socialist country do you wish to move to? Do you want to pay $10 per gallon for gas in Europe, or wait six months for a critical medical operation in Britain or Canada? Has socialism created fewer poor in Europe or just made everyone poorer?

Voting to make the rich poor is voting to make us all poorer. That is not compassion. It's confusion.

Before we discuss an expansion of socialism, we had best discover a means to solve the imminent bankruptcy of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. We have more than enough socialism on our plate at present, thank you.

F.T. Gardiner