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The left’s power grab

While wearing my Trump mask the other day a lady asked me how long I have lived in Washington. I said since 1976. She then asked me why people on this side of Washington vote mostly Republican and on the wrong side they vote mostly Democrat.

I explained the answer is simple. On the West Side, just like all densely populated cities they rely on government to do a lot more than we do, thus they expect more from government and vote for people who say if elected they will do more for them. I explained that over here more and more of us have to do for ourselves and the largest obstacle to that is government trying to stop us.

For instance, the Left actually believes garbage like homemade masks and government can protect you from a virus and that raising your taxes can change the weather and that there are more than two genders. When you believe stuff like that you understand that relying on people to make the “right” choice isn’t possible and you need government to force them to do what you want.

They call our side “tyrants, dictators and Nazis” while their side seeks to regulate every aspect of our lives — be it through limited speech, less access to personal protection, regulations on everything and punishing achievement through higher taxes because those who have more don’t need government to take care of them.

Freedom and personal responsibility are a direct threat to the Left’s power grab.

Rob Leach

Mica, Wash.


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