“When you hear people talk about socialism, they bring up complex government entities as though there is a major change different from anything in the American experience. The social contract we all live by, though, tells us some items are best handled in a way that everyone shares a burden. The thing we seek isn’t to make a huge profit, or to be a blockbuster business. Sometimes, the community provides services just because a community knows that these services make everywhere a better place to live.
City parks, museums, libraries. All efforts are undertaken with tax dollars from everyone, without an alternative plan to make money. They exist for their own sake.”