The more syllables you use, Denise, the harder it get for me to understand you around stuff like the following:
Bob, socialism and communism violate the very spirit of the Constitution by making a mockery of its intent, the protection of personal liberties, and private property. Socialism and communism have never been shown to foster them, but have been shown to lead instead to repression of liberties and confiscation of private property. Statism violates the princple that power is vested in the "we the people", and not in the government ruling class.
My first reaction is to say, "Nonsense!" and to let it go at that, but I that doesn't say what the nonsense is. Some forms of private property were wrong from the beginning, and most of the founders knew it. Not making that clear almost killed the country at the start. Slavery was wrong. It's still wrong. People aren't property.
We've been fighting every since about what is property. It's a slippery notion. The Romans thought children were their parents' property. A father had the right to kill his children for displeasing him as long as he was alive, if I remember my Roman law correctly. What the colonial laws were about property are not the same as ours. Perhaps you would wish to stand up for them, perhaps not, but I think you'd want to know more about them — as would I — before making that decision. You act as though you already know.
As for your outrage about personal liberties, I'm sure that you feel it right now. I have not heard you urge repeal of The PATRIOT Act or of other attacks on our personal liberties in recent years. Thus I have reason to believe that your feelings, while genuine, are not well thought out and contradict themselves in some very basic ways.
Neither communism nor socialism mock the constitution, though I can't say that I believe that communism is particularly workable as a form of government. Both are choices for how a particular party may govern. Those choices are for the electorate to make. The constitution says that. It doesn't say that we must restrict the choices the people are allowed to make because the Republican party hates socialists. I see that noplace in the constitution.
The Constitution says that you can say whatever you like about the socialists and the communists, but it offers the communists and the socialists the right to say whatever it wants to say about you as well. I can agree with you that the communists haven't done a great job in governing. I think the socialists have done fairly well, on the whole. I don't see that we've done a great job with an unregulated market economy those times we've come closest to having one. The same oppressive traits that you ascribe to big government seems to adhere to big business as well, and "we the people" need something powerful enough to keep those business interests somewhat in check.
Though it gets more and more complicated the closer you look at the parts.