The Republican agenda 'centers on taking away freedom' and seeks only 'power': Robert Reich

The Republican agenda 'centers on taking away freedom' and seeks only 'power': Robert Reich
Former United States Labor Secretary Robert Reich (screengrab/YouTube).

Former United States Labor Secretary Robert Reich laid out in no uncertain terms the danger posed by the Republican Party's assaults on civil liberties in a new YouTube video released on Monday.

"Republicans love to claim they’re the party of freedom. Bulls**t," Reich began. "In reality, the Republican agenda centers on taking away freedom."

Over the next two minutes, Reich fired off the laundry list of freedoms that the GOP is tirelessly scheming to abolish, from the rights of women to have control over their own bodies, to equal protection and dignity for LGBTQ+ citizens, to gutting public education, and disenfranchising voters that tend to cast ballots for Democrats.

Reich argued that a society in which people are saddled with crippling student loans and medical debt and are forced to work for poverty-level wages cannot call itself free.

"A living wage, the right to join a union, guaranteed healthcare, the right to vote – these are the foundations of real freedom. Yet Republicans oppose all of these," Reich said.

Reich noted that the right-wing's endgame is completely transparent.

"What Republicans want to preserve isn’t freedom, it’s power," Reich concluded. "The power to impose their narrow ideology on everyone else, no matter who suffers. Don’t let their propaganda convince you otherwise."

Watch below:

Why Republicans are NOT the Party of Freedom | Robert Reich


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