It was a fascinating three and a half minute discussion about socialism, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and human rights, when Thor Halvorssen sat down the FOX News’ Trish Regan. The Human Rights Foundation founder revealed on The Intelligence Report that he would support a democrat who bears a socialist philosophy rather than one who supports a dictatorship.
Halvorssen admits right away that socialism is “a violation of basic human rights,” and ending poverty comes about through the creation of more wealth and free markets and not by redistributing wealth.
Democrat Bernie Sanders has been labeled the “Socialist Senator” by many, but Halvorssen is still supporting Sanders’ bid for the White House and has written the largest contribution allowable to his campaign.
That might sound crazy but not to the HRF founder, because Halvorssen believes that Sanders’ democratic opponent is on board with the fundamentals of dictatorship. He claims that front-runner Hillary Clinton has pocketed “millions and millions of dollars” from the dictatorships of Algeria, Saudi Arabia and other countries that execute people because they are gay, or bar freedom of the press to its citizens and so forth.
Halvorssen also attacked Republican front-runner Donald Trump, because he is fine with Russia’s Putin and dictator policies.
The HRF founder grew up with experience on these issues when his father was jailed as a political prisoner in Venezuela and mother was shot by the regime of Hugo Chavez. Halvorssen currently has a first cousin imprisoned in Venezuela.
He believes that democratic socialism can exist where there is rule of law. The problem arises when the executive decides to take control of everything.
“I would rather have a democratic socialist than a supporter of dictators in the White House,” Halvorssen emphasized in his closing remarks with FOX News’ Regan.