Friday, February 13, 2009

The Democratic Socialist Party Of America

A Page From History

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a
leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential
candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S., Norman
Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under
the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the
socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened."

He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential
Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our
platform." .

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