Bernie Sanders; you either love him or you hate him. Making it this long in United States politics as a self-described Democratic Socialist is quite a feet. The term “socialism” seems to scare a lot of people on both sides of the isle. But that’s not the only interesting fact about Senator Sanders.
He Is The Son of An Immigrant
Bernie Sanders knows the importance of immigration to the United States. His father, Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders, came to the United States from Slopnice, Galicia in Austria-Hungary, which is now part of Poland. Elias was a paint salesman when he married Dorothy Glassberg, a native of New York. Most candidates are the decsendents of immigrants, but Bernie does not ignore that fact to get himself votes. He uses it as a tool in his legislative arsenal.