Country star John Rich took to Twitter on Thursday to share his thoughts on socialism: “No thanks.”
Country star John Rich is sharing his thoughts on socialism.
“I hear a lot of young people are leaning socialist?”, the Big & Rich singer wrote on Twitter Thursday.
He continued: “What if: the Socialism was applied in schools? Some make A’s and some F’s. According to Socialism, the teacher will average the numbers and everyone gets a C. Sounds good? You may want to study on what you set. #NOTHANKS.”
I hear a lot of young people are leaning socialist? What if: the Socialism was applied in schools? Some make A’s and some F’s. According to Socialism, the teacher will average the numbers and everyone gets a C. Sounds good? You may want to study on what you set. #NOTHANKS
— John Rich (@johnrich) July 19, 2018
The 44-year-old tweet resulted in a number of responses, including a social studies teacher who welcomed Rich a tweet, explaining that they “are proud to learn our Constitution and the Republic in which we live,” and the singer “the exact example is how I explain socialism to my 8th grade students.”
“God bless you, J. R.,” the Twitter user wrote. Said Rich: “Good to hear!”
“Many Americans have learned that happiness is a right in the united states. It is not,” he added. “The right to PURSUE happiness is guaranteed. Socialism says that all people must be ‘happy’ and in the same situation. That credo kills away and dries up the spirit of entrepreneurism.”
In November of last year, a study found that nearly half of all AMERICAN millennials believe the biggest safe space of all of them would be to live under a socialist regime.
According to YouGov, and Washington, D. C. on the basis of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which surveyed more than 2000 people about their views on socialism and the communist political system — one out of every two millennials surveyed said that they prefer to live in a socialist or communist country for a capitalist democracy, like the US
“Millennials are now the largest generation in America, and we see some deeply worrisome trends,” Marion Smith, executive director of the foundation, said in a statement to Fox News at the time.
“Millennials are more and more away from capitalism to socialism, and even communism as a viable alternative.”
According to the study, almost 45 percent of the millennials surveyed said they would prefer to live in a socialist country in comparison with the 42% who said they preferred a capitalist. Another 7 percent said that the preference for living in a communist country above all.
The findings showed that the percentage of millennials who prefer socialism to capitalism as a full 10 points higher than that of the general population.
Fox News’ Perry Chiaramonte contributed to this report.