was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential
candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. He was also active in setting up the American Civil Liberties Union.
As a candidate for President of the U. S. , Norman Thomas said, in a 1944 epoch speech:
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism', they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
Friends, we were warned. We're now watching it happen. We MUST stop this self-fulfilling prophecy. Speak, write, email, call your elected representatives. NOW!