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Elections Have Consequences:

Have You Really Listened to the Left’s Message? 


David Lombardo

It takes a special individual to live in Illinois; you have to be connected somehow. Your mother still does your laundry, all your high school friends live here and aren’t sober long enough to move, your dream job brought you here and doesn’t pay enough for you to save up money to escape, you love crappy weather, or you’re looking forward to watching the state split in half when the New Madrid Fault finally lets go.  

Your desire to live here has to overshadow any shred of logic whatsoever. The taxes are some of the highest in the nation, ineffective social welfare programs drain the state’s coffers, a small handful of enormously powerful politicians de facto own the state, potholes in the streets look like the result of a meteor shower, Interstates have three conditions: gridlock due to rush hour, gridlock due to summer construction and gridlock due to winter ice and snow. And, if you happen to believe in the Bill of Rights and are a pro-Second Amendment person… Well, we all know about that problem.  

The thing is Illinois has all the makings of a great state. There’s Lake Michigan, the rest of the state is largely rural with bountiful rivers, lakes and forests and to be fair, Chicago is one of the best cities in the world. Chicago has phenomenal restaurants, incredible entertainment including one of the world’s best symphony orchestras and a beautiful waterfront. There’s a lot to recommend it except… you know… for the part where people keep trying to kill you.  

But the woes of Illinois all trace back to one irrefutable fact: It is, and has been for many years, run by progressive liberals to the point it has made conservatives hide in closets and curl up into fetal balls. Yet this is a democratic process and If the slaves ever get angry enough they can revolt and overturn the current political stranglehold. The progressive liberal agenda is strictly top down so if you think Illinois liberals are bad check out what the Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters in the Congress are preaching.  

After you remove the double-speak and hyperbole, here’s what today’s progressive liberals are openly suggesting for the future of the United States.  

First out of the box of their bag of tricks comes the fact that any Republican president was an illegitimate election; a Democratic president is the will of the people. A Democratic president can pretty much do anything he or she wishes, circumventing the law, the Constitution and the will of the Congress and John Q. Public. You remember, “We have to pass this bill to see what’s in it,” don’t you? A Republican president creates constitutional crises if his limo double parks.  

A Constitutional Republic is an inefficient form of government that makes a few people extremely wealthy and they, in turn, functionally own the country and dictate how John Q. Public will live. Progressives believe our current form of government should be replaced by socialism which… uh… well, makes a few people very wealthy and they, in turn, functionally own the country and dictate how John Q. Public will live.  

An inherent belief in the concept of socialism dictates that our healthcare system must be nationalized and redistribution of wealth should be fiscal policy. Progressives would implement a maximum wage because nobody deserves to make so much money. On the other hand, there would also be a federally guaranteed income because… well… just because. The reason this is necessary is conservatives don’t pay their fair share of taxes while tax cuts and bonuses for the poor are nothing more than token efforts.  

Progressives see no problem with unrestricted illegal immigration including terrorist groups and gangs such as the ultra-violent MS-13. They refer to them as undocumented immigrants looking for a better life. Well, that’s probably true. There’s a heck of a lot more wealthy people to rob and goods to steal here than in Salvador and the Honduras. Funding entitlements for illegal immigrants is more important than funding veteran services and, for that matter, the US military and law enforcement are racist and homophobic.  

Only a progressive would think it makes sense to have Syria on the U.N. Human Rights Council and Hamas and Iran should be supported as a matter of national policy. Israel, on the other hand, is… well, Israel. They not only don’t deserve to have a country, they don’t deserve to live because… Uh… in 1967 they humiliated an invading force 10 times their size so payback is in order. Unfortunately for them, those who would be doing payback are too busy screwing goats.  

If progressives want to change our government to socialism then it makes perfect sense that they encourage disrespect for our National Anthem and the U.S. flag. The one thing both progressive liberals and conservatives agree on is we need to build a wall. Republicans want to prevent people from entering the county illegally; progressives will want to prevent them from leaving once we’re all sharing misery equally.  

To a progressive, the constitution and the Bill of Rights is a living document and outdated. Violence against conservatives is acceptable but freedom of speech against liberals is racist, sexist or homophobic and should be outlawed. And the Second Amendment will be the first to go when progressives ban all civilian firearm ownership… well, except for the important people such as them. 


Which brings me to the point. If all this doesn’t motivate you start taking elections seriously and putting your money and time toward ousting progressive liberals, I don’t know what will and we’re doomed.


Dave Lombardo



*** All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ISRA, Will County Grassroots, or any of it's members or officers.***

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