Former Secretary of Agriculture under Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ezra Taft Benson discusses the welfare state and socialism looming on the horizon in 1968. At that time, he explained that there was little interest by the majority of Americans in socialism. Compare that with today. The roots of this way of thinking are taking hold and are beginning to run deep. Don't be deceived. These ideologies have been tried before and are not the right course for America.