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OPINION

Progressives Are Leading America To Her Demise

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Several disputed quotes have been attributed to Nikita Khrushchev, the former authoritarian leader of the U.S.S.R. Perhaps the most famous is, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within.” As with all historical quotes, the veracity of Khrushchev’s should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, the sentiment is undeniably accurate. And now it seems that the Left is determined to see it through to fruition.

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Domestic terrorism, by definition, are acts, dangerous to human life, in violation of State or Federal law, intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government, by intimidation or coercion. And this occurs on a near daily basis in this country in the name of Democrat Progressivism.

On Saturday, the notoriously violent, extreme leftist, organization known as Antifa, viciously attacked journalist Andy Ngo, in broad daylight on the streets of Portland. This is but one of many in the long list of such attacks by the, supposed, anti-fascist group, all to further their left-wing political agenda.

This past Tuesday, Eric Trump, son of President Trump, was verbally harassed before being spit on by an unhinged Chicago waitress in the Windy City. In February, Zachary Greenberg, a left-wing militant was caught on video assaulting Hayden Williams, a conservative activist, for doing nothing more than handing out flyers on a college campus in Berkeley. In fact, ever since Donald Trump’s announced his run for president and his subsequent election, countless acts of violence and intimidation have been thrust upon Americans for daring to support their conservative political beliefs.

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Trump supporters have been violently attacked, his rallies plagued with coordinated violent attacks by leftist thugs, and innocent Americans publicly assaulted for attending such events. College campuses, once supposed havens for the open exchange of ideas, have seen riot after riot nearly every single time a conservative, such as Ben Shapiro or Ann Coulter, is invited to speak. Rather than attempt to debate or persuade, the new Progressive Left has resorted to nothing short of Nazi Brown Shirt tactics to stifle any and all opinions they disagree with. At Middlebury College in Vermont, a liberal professor was viciously assaulted for merely escorting a conservative commentator on campus. 

These leftists cannot debate, so they attack to further their political agenda. There exists no room for debate. These are acts of domestic terrorism, by definition.

Unfortunately, these criminal acts are not shouted down by the leaders of the Left. They are rarely, if ever, even condemned. Rather, they are proudly and loudly encouraged. It’s hard to forget Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Water’s unhinged rant in support of these acts. She is one of the many Democratic members of Congress that openly blamed President Trump for the attack on Jussie Smollett, an attack that was clearly a hoax from its very announcement.

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When Republican Trump won the election in 2016 there were nationwide riots carried out by leftists. Where were the conservative riots in 2012 and 2008 when Barack Obama won? When George W. Bush won in 2000 and 2004 there were nationwide leftist riots. Where were the conservative riots in 1992 and 1996 when Democrat Bill Clinton won?

These are not acts of civil discourse. They are blatant attempts to destroy America from within. These are acts of domestic terrorism, by definition.

The recent round of Democratic debates showed candidates each vying to be the most antithetical to American idealism and freedoms. It was a parade of candidates denouncing our Second Amendment rights, decrying our national sovereignty through open borders, threatening our national security by longing for appeasement of terrorist nations, and most of all, advocating for taxation at a rate several thousand times greater than the English taxation that helped lead us to a war for our independence.

The past 50 years the Democrats-Progressive-Leftists, whatever they choose to be known as, had a rise in their hysteria and violence to the point of it being considered domestic terrorism. And such has placed us on a path of national instability. And it must stop.

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The French historian and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville once said, “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” 

If the Left continues on its current trajectory of violent political domestic terrorism, we will lose the greatness de Tocqueville foresaw in us, and instead destroy ourselves from within, as Khrushchev allegedly predicted. 

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