Bernie Sanders is changing the populist message for President by telling people that he wants to help them with their tax dollars, but he has been accused of being a communist for it. A lot of people have taken offense to that because that is not his platform at all, and Thor Halvorssen of the Human Rights Foundation took it upon himself to explain to Fox News what Bernie Sanders actually stands for.
There are a lot of versions of socialism, but what Bernie Sanders is for is not communism. Thor Halvorssen has seen a lot of terrible things as a result of communism, but he knows that that is not what Bernie Sanders is all about. He gave a name for what Bernie Sanders wants, and that term is democratic socialism.
Bernie Sanders wants people who pay taxes to see where their tax money went, and he wants to know that every person is getting the services they deserve with that money. It is pretty easy for him to accomplish this, but he has to get past the wrong perception first. Thor Halvorssen can show people terrible socialist governments, but those countries do not have free elections or human rights for their citizens. Mr. Halvorssen is more concerned about countries where communism has gone wild and the money for the government goes to the ruling family.
America will not turn into one of the countries that Thor Halvorssen is concerned about, and he wants everyone in America to make an informed choice instead of just saying that Bernie Sanders is a communist. He wants people to have a real disagreement instead of calling each other names, and he wants people to know that they are not helping the process by mislabeling Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders could help a lot of people, and Thor Halvorssen hopes to see a change in his work with the human Rights Foundation after the election.