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Are ‘progressives’ really progressive?

No matter your political persuasion, you must be saddened by the recent events in many cities around our country. If you are not, but are instead encouraged by the wanton destruction, then you must be a true anarchist and will not like what I am about to say.

We are witnessing many acts of terror, disguised as protests, by those who call themselves “progressives.”

Sounds like they are for progress by using this name? But progress isn’t necessarily positive. And in the case of the crazed mobs running amok without any ramifications of penalties for that behavior, they are actually being encouraged by the leaders of the cities and states.

Those very leaders, all of whom are left-leaning “progressives,” are using power mistakenly given to them in their state and city constitutions, pretending they are only for saving their constituents, when in fact they all have two things in common.

One is getting rid of President Donald Trump. They all seem to suffer from Trump derangement syndrome, meaning they will do anything to see him not elected for a second term. They have tried for over three years to oust him from office, and see both the China Flu and the protests as a way to somehow sway voters to remove Trump from the office.

The extent of their derangement is such that they don’t seem to care that economies and businesses are ruined, lives are affected, and people are being injured and dying.

Two, these leaders have become addicted to the power they have been given. This power is many times more addicting than the strongest drugs, and the problem is the results are not on one’s own body but on thousands and millions of people under their watch.

They wield this power to effectively slice away our country’s constitution, leaving in the dust those of us who they pledged to serve yet are suffering the consequences.

It’s by no means easy to like Trump.

On the other hand, if you do not like holding the basic tenets he stands for such as law and order, the rights for every citizen of the country under the constitution, our religious freedoms and the ability to make day-to-day decisions based on what is right for you and your families, then you will find that by voting for and supporting progressives, which is simply a pseudonym for socialists, the country will be radically changed.

And beware of the wolves in sheeps’ clothing, who will profess to be out for “the people,” when indeed they are out for unrestricted power over you.

Once gone, it will be the end of this great Republic.

Joseph Maschue

Altoona

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