Socialism sounds good...'until it actually applies to you' (VIDEO)

  • Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips joined Fox & Friends Sunday to discuss his latest video.
  • Phillips said the topic of socialism sounds good "until it actually applies to you."

Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips asked students at Florida International University in Miami their thoughts on socialism recently. Most of them said they preferred socialism over capitalism, but when the same students were asked if they would be willing to give up some of their GPA to help the "less fortunate," they weren't so sure about the idea.

Phillips joined Fox & Friends Sunday to discuss his latest Campus Reform video and the topic of socialism more generally. 

"redistributing the wealth sounds good until it actually applies to you"   

"I think a lot of people realize, it's very compassionate, the idea of everyone else paying for your free college, your free health care. Not so compassionate when you're the one who's having to give up things that you've worked so hard for in the name of equality," Phillips said.

Phillips added that the Left has "weaponized" the concept of equality, but not the type of equality all Americans should be on board with. 

"They want equality of outcome, and there's nothing compassionate about that. When you flip it around, you help these students realize that redistributing the wealth sounds good until it actually applies to you," Phillips said. 

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students support socialism...but not when it comes to their GPAs]

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Jon Street is managing editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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