Dem Socialist Darling Ocasio-Cortez Feels Like an ‘American Revolutionary’ — Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Think So

Rick Loomis/Getty Images

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to believe America needs to be saved from kings and wealthy aristocrats.

The newly elected congresswoman recently tweeted a picture that spoke about American revolutionaries changing the form of government.

However, the lawmaker is famous for her progressive policies and multiple instances of misunderstanding policy issues.

While the government should always be able to be challenged and improved, there are some policies that Ocasio-Cortez wholeheartedly supports that do not seem to line up closely with the ideals that the original American revolutionaries fought for.

In their own words, here are some issues that the Founding Fathers may have found with Ocasio-Cortez’s politics:

Limited Government

James Madison hoped to limit the government to only regulate what was absolutely necessary.

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it,” James Madison wrote in the Federalist Papers.

The lawmaker hopes to expand the government to include harsh gun regulations, healthcare that would raise taxes, and a single party government that does not equally represent the people.

Private Property

Ocasio-Cortez is an extremely outspoken democratic socialist. She claims that her proposed system is better for America, but does not give a detailed plan as to how she would achieve her goals.

Thomas Jefferson hoped to avoid taking away private property and believed that it should be up to the individual on what they should spend their money on.

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned — this is the sum of good government,” said Jefferson in his First Inaugural Address.

Individual Liberty

While Ocasio-Cortez supports an ideology that seeks to even out the playing field between middle-class Americans and the country’s most wealthy citizens, the Founding Fathers strongly argued against similar suggestions.

“Liberty must at all hazards be supported,” said John Adams. “We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”

No matter what societal status an American citizen is, they are entitled to their personal liberty to lawfully own their property.

What do you think?

9 pledges
Upvote Downvote
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Screwtape
Member

The right to lawfully own property, not pay continuing rent via taxes.
I wonder if AOC will start with those in her own ideology by demanding that Bernie surrender at least two of his three houses and demand that all of government go on the “Medicare” for all system she advocates. Speaking of which, I wonder if she’ll refuse that and all other Congressional perks in the interest of “economic equality”.

Ignore what she says (except for laughs) and watch what she does.

Screwtape
Member

By her own remarks, AOC is wealthier than her constituents, but definitely not educated, despite her expensive “participation” trophies.

Phyllis Softa
Member

I do not know how to break it to you folks, but AOC gets little to no coverage on MSM, CNN or MSNBC. She gets a LOT of attention on IJR. She is more the darling of the right, even if it is to bash her. If not for IJR and FOX, I would not know she won her election race. Now, Bernie, is another story—CNN Sunday show bookers love Bernie and Nina Turner. LOL…Of course they also love Rick Santorum and Michael Caputo. .

Lizzie Helmer
Editor

The founding fathers defiantly wouldn’t agree with her, but also they wouldn’t even want Ocasio-Cortez to have the right to vote or run for office based on her race and gender. The founding fathers had a good foundation that progress has been built upon over 200 years to raise the voices of people like Ocasio-Cortez.

Phoenix
Member

She has a knack for taking in a concept only at the high level and disregarding the details that completely contradict what she is trying to say.

banstan
Member

Yeppers. Our founding fathers did set out to form a new type of government and it certainly WASN’T socialism.

‘I Can’t Begin to Understand’: Paul Ryan Points Out ‘Bizarre’ California Voting System After GOP Losses

Donald Trump

Trump Defends His Work on Moscow Trump Tower Deal During 2016 Campaign: ‘Very Legal’ and ‘Very Cool’