Bernie Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist. This means that yeah, he wants the government to control many or all aspects of the economy, but at least you get to choose who is running it. However, when the people allow the government to control more and more aspects of their lives, the government will eventually have so much power that the people will not be able to stop it. It is at this point where democratic socialism turns into the totalitarian state that liberty lovers fear most. After all, Hitler was elected before implementing a one-party state. So while democratic socialism might sound like a nice contrast to plain old socialism, don’t fool yourself. As Thomas Jefferson said, the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and for government to gain, and by putting a democratic socialist in the office of the presidency, you are accelerating that progression much too fast to ever be stopped.