Socialists don't ignore the fact that the average Conservative is spending over one hundred dollars a month donating to the Wounded Warriors Project. That is over $1,200 a year just for wounded veterans. Socialists would apply your tax dollars to caring for wounded veterans. Then too, billions of your tax dollars go to "foreign aid" for Pakistan which really uses it to support Al Qaeda. Conservative rich people own ARAMCO shares and support a regime in Saudi Arabia that is starving the children in Yemen, beheads dissenters, mutilates people by chopping off hands and beats and tortures people, hangs corpses up to rot in public and won't allow women to drive cars, because they love their oil billions. That is hardly an American "value". Those billions spent on Saudi and Pakistan would be better used for the citizens who paid those taxes, giving them something of real value--id est, college educations and health care--rather than supporting terrorists and reactionary dictatorial regimes abroad. You are not only ignoring history--such as Zacks's, "The Pirate Coast"--but are ignoring current events. Iran just seized the British tanker 'Steno Imperio' in July 2019 in international waters and is nothing but a front for the terrorist group Hezbollah. You are told by your preachers and conservative politicians to have a knee jerk reaction to the word "Socialism" but you spend a huge portion of your available income, after taxes, donating to Christian charities to feed the poor and to support the Wounded Warriors without it ever occurring to you, that, it would be better to have the billions spent on so-called Foreign Aid doing that.