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Thor Halvorssen’s Political Endeavors That Have Brought Democracy in Many Countries

Human right activism has provided a better chance in the advancement of democracy around the world. Many people have been able to exercise there democratic rights without fear of intimidation or victimization. This has been evident in countries that have experienced worst form of political dictatorship due to poor leadership. This has been necessitated with the emergence of vibrant human activists across the world like Thor Halvorssen. Thor Halvorssen has championed the rights to equality and fair political processes by engaging in human activism that have champion for fair distribution of resources. Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela from a powerful family that was linked to the first Venezuelan president Cristobal Mendoza.

As such, they have been in the political limelight for quite a long time. His father was given a ministerial post where he served as Ambassador for anti-Narcotic Affairs. This was a powerful positions in the government then and attracted a lot of public interest. He proceeded to advance in education where he graduated with a degree in history and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. This as his breakthrough in the world of political advocacy and championship. Thor Halvorssen entered active politics in 1993 when his father was arrested by the then government was he was investigating high level case of drug trafficking and money laundering.After his father was brutally beaten and tortured to a point of death, Thor Halvorssen started activism and campaign that were geared towards seeing his father released from prison.

Due to the weight matter at hand, the international human right bodies joined in the campaign. Amnesty International was the first organization that weighed in on the campaign and protested the innocence of Thor Halvorssen’s father. His father was alter released after they found him innocent of all the charges that had been labeled on him. The activism took another turn when his mother was shot at during the peaceful protests in Venezuela.Thor Halvorssen has been actively involved in film production. He has co-produced a movie titled Freedom Fury that has been receiving a lot of positive reviews from the public. As such, he has achieved a lot in the wider industry of film production.

 

Thor Halvorssen Openly Speaks About Socialism

Thor Halvorssen Speaks From Experience
Thor Halvorssen is a man does speak from his own personal experience. His father had been a political prisoner and his mother was shot during a peaceful protest. He does have a cousin who is currently in prison in Venezuela. He is a person who speaks from real knowledge. He has seen first-hand exactly how a dictatorship and socialism can rob and violate basic human rights.

A Violation of Human Rights and Socialism
Thor Halvorssen gave an interview to Fox News that was about socialism and Bernie Sanders. This interview had aired on February 26, 2016. Thor had make a contribution to Bernie Sanders previously. It was the largest amount that is allowed. Socialism is a violation of basic human rights, in the view of Thor Halvorson. This does not necessarily include every aspect of socialism. There are several definitions of the word socialism. The big objection, according to Mr. Halvorssen, is when socialism is done under an authoritarian government or if they actually use socialism as a mask. Looting a country when a government takes full control may be considered to be a violation. The government may create massive shortages for people. Dictatorship is a big problem. There are some countries that are practicing socialism within the government that do not violate human rights. Free markets will work and the creation of more wealth for everyone is a positive outcome for socialism. Taking full control of a government does not help the people. Bernie Sanders is a socialist senator. Mr. Halvorssen would prefer to have a socialist democrat in government. Separation of power must be incorporated. Restrictions of human rights does not work for the people. Bernie Sanders is pro socialism for America. If rule of law is followed, socialism can work. Socialism in government is a recipe that may be negative or it may be very positive for the people. Redistribution of wealth will not prove to be a positive solution with socialism. These are the views of Thor Halvorssen. Constitutional rights must be included in the socialist government if it will prove to work for all people. Socialist policies must be included. Dictatorship and socialism are not a good recipe for anyone.