Is Altoona conservative or broke? Altoona is considered by many to be a bedrock of conservative citizenship.
So the question I need to ask:?When you have a bedrock of conservatism, does that get one stuck in such a mode that it is like a rock, a rock that gets stuck between two boulders and can't move?
Is Altoona stuck so much in the past that it can't see forward to the future? Is it too stuck in conservatism that it can't move forward, not progressively I am saying, but it can't move forward in a sense of really carrying out its conservative values?
Does it have politicians that talk about conservative issues but do nothing? Does it have elected leaders who claim they follow a conservative agenda but yet block attempts at making the system truly work?
Conservatives believe in a free enterprise, but isn't it true that in the Altoona area they block opportunity for business to grow?
These are all perplexing questions, and only the Altoona people know. What are the answers to these questions and can our truly conservative representatives give us an answer that will make it work?
John A. DeBartola