Bernie Faces Lawsuit After Stealing from Students
If the far left has their way, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. This means that it is possible, but not probable, that our nation could soon have a socialist leader, and one who has no qualms about taking your things, as well as your rights.
The man has actually said as much. Of course, he covered it quickly by saying that he would be giving out a bunch of stuff too. And indeed, he will. He has promised free healthcare, college educations, housing, and much more.
But in doing so, he will also be taking from you, namely your choice. Your choice of healthcare as you need it, your choice to live where and how you please, your choice of how and when you are educated, as well as your choice to dream as big as you want.
But according to an article by the Washington Examiner, he has already started taking things from Americans.
Young Americans for Liberty is a nonprofit libertarian student activist group that prides itself on its grassroots, door to door campaigns. One such campaign is called “Operation Win at the Door.” According to the group’s attorney, Dan Backer, “YAL launched Operation Win at the Door in 2018. Operation Win at the Door has knocked on over 1.5 million doors and secured 56 election victories.”
But now their entire campaign and everything it has worked so hard for is in jeopardy. According to the group, Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign have taken that slogan and applied it for their own uses.
The group, with the help of their attorney, wrote a cease and desist letter to the Sanders campaign, urging them to drop the use of their slogan or else face a lawsuit.
“YAL has expended substantial resources in developing the name and goodwill associated with Operation Win at the Door. Your bastardization of our clients’ intellectual property and flagrant attempt to redistribute their hard-won goodwill – a product of tremendous labor on the part of our client – is unauthorized and un-American.”
Now, you might argue that since it is unlikely that you have ever heard of YAL or its door to door campaign, the same could be said of the Sanders campaign. That it’s all just a big mistake and nothing will come of it. However, I beg to differ.
While the group is a small one and rather niche like, they are relatively well known among those within the political sphere. This means that will it is possible that Sanders and his goons haven’t heard of it, it’s highly un-probable.
Furthermore, when considering the name for anything, one should always do your research to learn if it’s already in use. A simple google search would have made this known. Not to mention the fact that the group seems to stand for everything Sanders does not and could be considered a threat.
What better way to shrink a threat than to take on their name as your own and use it for your own purposes?
According to The Washington Times, the Sanders campaign has been sending out text messages to support “the largest grassroots campaign in the country – Operation Win at the Door.”
Clearly, this issue might not seem like much in the grand scheme of things. And to be sure it isn’t. There are much more pressing matters that Bernie should be worried about, such as his “Bernie Bros” and their hateful behavior both online and in public. This group of young male leftists has been causing havoc, bullying and even threatening others who may not agree with their candidate choice.
Sanders, as any politician would, has denounced their actions, saying it is “not acceptable to me. And I don’t know who these so-called supporters are. You know, we are living in a strange world on the internet…Anybody making personal attacks against anybody else in my name is not part of our movement.”
However, the potential for a lawsuit only seems to be the beginning of what is to come for Sanders. Presently, he has come away from every debate, every town hall, and every caucus reasonably unscathed. But as he now finds himself on the top of the totem pole, that will change.
People will begin to really scrutinize him and what he has done, both recently and in the past. A lawsuit is the last thing he needs if he is to keep himself clean.