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In the new nation that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota seeks to create, the "capitalist system" will be left behind in pursuit of a "fair and just economy" where the federal government guarantees everybody jobs, housing, health care and free abortions.
How can we know this? She has declared it in writing.
Omar - Campaign - Website - Section - Ilhan
Omar's campaign website includes a section called "Ilhan's Vision." The agenda it presents contradicts foundational American principles — particularly the rights to life and property — that were spelt out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
The declaration says that "all men are created equal" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."
Fifth - Amendment - Person - Life - Liberty
The Fifth Amendment says, "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
The 14th Amendment makes clear that the rights protected by the Fifth Amendment apply to everyone and cannot be violated by the states. It says, "nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Ilhan - Vision - Government - Right - Property
In "Ilhan's Vision," a government that recognizes the right to private property is an unjust government.
"The capitalist system has led to a concentration of wealth in a small handful of elites while working people suffer," says Omar's vision statement. "We must stop the exploitation of working people to create a fair and just economy."
Policy - America - Capitalist - System - Economy
One policy she proposes to help move America away from the "capitalist system" toward a "fair and just economy" is to have the federal government guarantee everybody a job and a wage.
"A federal jobs guarantee would provide meaningful work to anybody who wants it," says her vision statement. "The program would: Provide a wage of at...
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