We see that the Constitution irrefutably requires that the u.s. government, as chartered, substantiates intrinsic, significant principles of socialism; in the requirement to ensure that the essential basic needs of all the people in our nation are met and that the commons are maintained for the good of all people. In support of that requirement, the united states Constitution in its preamble states: We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, ESTABLISH JUSTICE, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The lessons to be learned by all are, as Omniascendence points out, 'of the people, by the people and for the people' as well as 'promote the general welfare' are essentially socialist concepts that are firmly established requirements of the charter documents of american government. Also, those nations with the highest standard of living and best healthcare all enjoy that status thanks to their socialist democratic policies. Please note, due to its predatory capitalist government, the u.s. is not among them. How can the conservatives in the u.s. government justify their truly socialist 'tricare' healthcare system for the military while voicing violent opposition to 'medicare for all', which has been proven, by a Koch Bros. study, to save people over a TRILLION dollars compared to the 'for-profit' corporate healthcare disaster we now have? And, this is what Bernie Sanders has always maintained is true.