(Larry Tomczak) One of the towering figures of world history is Winston Churchill. He provides some historical perspective with these relevant words for today: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

The very day Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were waving their socialistic banners in their campaigns, USA Today ran an article on the current situation in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez was elected their president in 1999 and led a socialist government until his death in 2013.

Here’s some gleanings from the article: “In Venezuela… Rampant inflation and staggering economy… Huge shortages of food, medicines and staples such as toilet paper and shampoo… government price controls… faces $14 billion in foreign debt payments this year… Inflation is out of control and the value of the currency has plummeted…’We just get poorer and poorer'” READ MORE