In this week’s edition of Sound Off Online, a reader commented on a column written by DPA columnist Bill Freeman. If you would like to sound off, you can check out the tab on the homepage of or deliver your sound off at our office at 320 S. Jackson Street in Athens. The following is the sound off received this week:

I read Bill Freeman's column titled "Socialism!” and I was shocked to think that any intelligent person could believe in socialism.  If you want to answer to the government for everything  in your life, then you should move to a socialist country. The U.S. is the home of the free and the land of the brave. Go to Venezuela and see how you like it there Mr. Freeman.  It is a socialist country and the people there are rioting and dying of starvation. Or try Cuba, where a socialist dictator rules and murders those who do not support him.  Margaret Thatcher was right when she said that the problem with socialism is that sooner or later one runs out of other people's money.

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