Bernie Sanders is considered to hold many socialist values. As a Senator and running for President of the United States, many feel that this is a dangerous concept to hold. The issue is that not all socialist precepts are dangerous for the people. It is only when the individual holding these values uses them to take advantage of the people under their rule.
Policies and governments are where the division needs to take place. An interview with Thor Halvorssen reveals that there are ways that socialism can be a positive thing for the governments in which they rule. Halvorssen states that Sanders would definitely be a better choice than the present front runner in the Democratic Party.
He bases many of these opinions on the personal experiences he has had. His mother was killed by an overbearing government and his father and cousin have both been imprisoned by these governments. He then states that a dictatorship would be even worse.
The present front runner for the Democratic Party has taken many bribes and gifts from dictatorships. These all come at a price states Halvorssen, who is president of the Human Rights Foundation. Eventually when the time is right they will call up these favors and expect something in return. This does not bode well for what may happen while this front runner is in the office.
Halvorssen, while opposed to many of Sanders views, supported his campaign with monetary donations. He feels that as the lesser of two evils, Sanders could be the best way to go with the Presidency. As long as the rule of law stays in place his socialist views and opinions will not get in the way of democracy and freedom. Follow Thor Halvorssen on Twitter for more news and updates.
On the other hand of the spectrum Thor does not particularly favor the Republican Party front runner. He feels that this individual is way too radical and that could also cause a problem with adhering to the rule of law when dealing with rights and priviledges of the people.
All in all it appears that Thor Halvorssen would prefer to have different options when choosing a new President. If left to have to choose among the existing candidates, it appears he would choose Sanders.