"socialism": One Of The Most Misused Words In America.

However, I found out that both liberals and conservatives misuse this word on daily basis.

Since I don't want to explain something too complicated, I will just use the examples. if you define yourself as a liberal and say "French and Swedish are socialist countries because they have free health care", or "Jesus is the first socialist", or, you define yourself as a conservative and say something like "Obamacare will lead our country to socialism" or "America is no longer a Nation Under God because of socialism", you misuse this word.

Here is the definition of Socialism from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Socialism (n):
1. Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
a : A system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b : A system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

3 A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

I will be more than happy to discuss this topic.
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Dec 3, 2012