Another Leftist dunce…
Breitbart’s Warner Huston pushes back on the stupid claims with some inconvenient facts:
Of course, the actual definition of “socialism” would tend to make Silverman’s proclamation suspect. Paying taxes to support police and firefighters is not an example of “government ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods.” Nor is the existence of police and firefighters an example of the elimination of private property or any “unequal distribution of goods,” all part and parcel to the definition of what socialism is.
Additionally, socialism is full, national government control, and police and fire are local matters that are affected by local voters making decisions about who they want to put in positions of leadership to control the policies upon which first responders operate. Indeed, in some places, sheriffs and police chiefs run for office themselves. This is hardly “socialism” because if it were, voters would never have any say at all in what police and firemen do.
Also, paying taxes to support first responders is entirely in keeping with the republic our founders created. And our founders did not create a socialist system.
Paying taxes to support police and firefighters is not exclusive to socialism. Indeed, it is a situation that exists in nearly every single form of government humans have created.