Hi, my name is Isabella Agrusa. I am from Shelby Township, Michigan, and will be a freshman at Michigan State University this fall! I have met lots of students who praise and preach socialism without even stepping onto a college campus, which gravely concerns me.
Growing up with a family business, I learned that anything being given out for "free" from the government does not work. Many young people believe the faulty socialism promises without understanding what this system does to them and everyone else. Socialism is one of the biggest concerns for small business owners; it would destroy the free market, the economy, and the livelihood of millions of Americans.
I became interested in politics at a young age after spending hours with my grandparents watching the news. 2016 was a turning point for me; it was at this time when I realized that people were avidly fighting to spread and destroy our country with socialism. Before this, I had never seen or heard anyone talk about socialism the way it is today. I thought that most people knew and understood the corruption and poverty in countries like Venezuela and Cuba. This misunderstanding propels me to write out against the evils of socialism and to educate others about what socialism really is.
I'm here to disprove Bernie Sanders and AOC's promises to young Americans through facts, logic, and history. The most important thing we can do is equip the next generation with the proper resources to fully understand that socialism is genuinely "the equal sharing of misery"- Winston Churchill.