Thor Halvorssen works tirelessly for human rights. It is for this reason that he speaks out against Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He feels that the general population is unaware of what socialism truly is and how it infringes on the basic rights of all human beings.
In order to win the nomination for President, Mr Sanders and his campaign team have wrapped socialism to look like something pretty and nice. In reality it is something that moves in, takes over, and takes control of whole countries and strips people of their choices and freedoms.
Halvorssen has seen many governments turn bad when socialism moves in. His own family have been the victims of political violence all in the name of a socialist regime. This does not mean that he is entirely against the precepts that socialism holds. He simply feels that many times these types of governments get out of control.
Stating what he knows he feels that some socialist precepts can exist within a government’s structure. If there are appropriate checks and balances to prevent any one ruler or president from taking too much control, some form of socialism is good. As a matter of fact many governments around the world have socialist rules, regulations and laws and do not infringe upon the rights and freedoms of their people.
On the other hand, he also does not really like the face of other Democratic front runners in the race for President. He feels that they have been in bed with authoritarian governments and are too prone to allowing those governments dictate how this country should be run. This is also a dangerous situation for the people in the United States because unlike socialism, a dictatorship will be even more demanding and restrictive.
Overall Thor Halvorssen feels that the people have a responsibility to learn as much about the different types of governing styles that the various candidates hold. Make sure that all information is gathered and one knows what they are in store for when that person takes office. This holds true for both style and preference of government involvement in everyday life.