13. Even if they though Norway, England, or France, it would still be "foreign"
and disliked for that reason. Not to mention, none are pure "socialism" - just as we are not pure "capitalism".
I agree with you that they are conflating two different things. From listening to some of their rhetoric - unfortunately in Congress, not just on RW talk shows - their definition of "freedom" stems from rugged individualism. (ie Romney and others EARNED those billions and it is unfair "to take more of it away" - aka raise taxes on the wealthy. Yet, they still fight for the spending that benefits their district.
They really still are fighting against the new deal - even though they mostly are not fighting honestly because they know that the too many people like the FDR (SS) and LBJ (Medicare) programs.
My user name is no longer true, I should now be karenVT