Democratic Socialism: political ideology advocating a democratic political system alongside a Socialist economic system, involving a combination of political democracy with social ownership of the means of production.

Socialism is a bad word in America. Politicians use the term ‘Socialist’ as an insult because it represents something foreign, scary, and un-American. What most people don’t realize is that America is, in fact, already Socialist. Many things that make this country what it is—Social Security, Public Schools, Highways—are all, by definition, Socialist entities. The goal of Socialism is… is to shift the the way we think about Socialism. Socialism isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s something that we already experience and appreciate.