It’s amazing how far some people will go to show their support for Bernie Sanders.

Professor Achintya Ray writes at The Tennessean.

The constitutional case for democratic socialism

To ask if democratic socialism will be successful in America is like asking if humans will ever land on the moon or be successful in scaling Mount Everest. Humans have already done both of them successfully.

That America is a democratic country has been well settled for more than two centuries now. It turns out that America is a sufficiently socialist country, too. Just a simple reading of the preamble of the Constitution should be a good starting point to understand the fountainhead of democratic socialism in America.

The preamble of the Constitution unambiguously states that “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The framers of the Constitution understood that “I the individual” is pretty useless if one’s goal is to establish a republic. The foundation of a republic is a society comprising “We the People.” The Constitution is the governing document that takes a scattered society and elevates it to a unified republic. The Constitution also lays out the three fundamental principles of governing that republic.