After a bizarre encounter with Joe Biden, a college student shares her political experience and warns her generation against flirting with socialism.
“No, you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier,” the Vice President snapped at then-twenty-one-year-old Madison Moore. In a blend of personal narrative and political analysis, Moore shares her personal experience with politics, and highlights the humanitarian disasters socialism produced around the world—and could produce here. Throughout this book, Moore argues for the abandonment of socialism in favor of free market capitalism. Drawing on historical and moral origins, Moore demonstrates how socialism has led only to disastrous outcomes in practice, and how capitalism has fostered human prosperity. In this book, Moore hopes to persuade young Americans that only capitalism—not socialism—can equip them with the necessary tools to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Madison Moore was the recipient of Joe Biden’s infamous insult—“lying dog-faced pony soldier”—in February of 2020, during a college trip to the New Hampshire primary. She recently graduated from Mercer University with degrees in Economics and International Affairs. After contributing for the Libertarian organization Young Voices, she hopes to pursue a career in political writing and research.