Secure Freedom Minute: Farwell to Free Chile
A Communist was elected to the presidency of Chile on Sunday. Gabriel Boric will now pull his country fully into the camp of Marxists who run most of our hemisphere – and intend to take over the rest next year.
Such “fundamental transformations” generally involve a radical leftist rewrite of the national constitution. Power is consolidated in the executive’s hands, state expropriation of key industries is authorized, as is the redistribution of wealth and property. Sound familiar? That’s because this formula has destroyed freedom and prosperity everywhere it has been implemented.
Our Center for Security Policy warned in a powerful webinar last week that this outcome would be disastrous for Chile. Worse yet, it sets the stage for similarly ominous outcomes in votes in what are basically the hemisphere’s last-standing Free World nations: Colombia and Brazil.
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This is Frank Gaffney.
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