Communism as a political system has led to millions of deaths around the world over its history. However, many Americans aren’t sufficiently aware of this history — consequently, communism appeals to too many young Americans who don’t fully understand communism’s history. Designating an annual day of remembrance for victims of communism will help better educate Americans about this political system’s dangers and guard against communism taking root in the U.S.
While it’s true that communism has historically hurt people, it’s not fair to condemn the entire political system due to historic failures. It’s also intellectually dishonest to pretend that communism is the only political system that has hurt people throughout history. This is clearly a partisan resolution that seeks to make socialist policies espoused by some Democrats less appealing to American voters.