In a recent letter, “Oh, the ills of socialism,” in the March 2 issue of The Herald, Sheri Meyers defended her appreciation for “socialism” and presented a defense that was built on a wrong premise. I could address each item specifically, but letters are not allowed the print space required.

She touted (paraphrased) that if one disagrees with socialism, then they should refuse/reject/avoid certain benefits from government programs. Her first three examples: refuse Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits/assistance.