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Opinion: Progressives are ruining the country
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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch. - photo by Associated Press

We all have biases. To deny this fact is to deceive ourselves. Some of you have biases against President Trump, and you’ve called him many names. This writer has biases against President Biden, and there are valid reasons for calling him out.

Some of my other biases include: Christian, Republican, conservative worldview. My favorite foods are American and Italian. Mountains are preferred over seashores. Go Braves and Dawgs! No apology is made for these truthful biases.

Some people believe Christians should remain silent concerning the current political climate in America. Lest we forget, Christians comprise the biggest majority in our nation. Frankly, it’s irresponsible to see America heading in the wrong direction and not speak out based on what some people might say or do. Fact: Jesus criticized hypocritical leaders and he was crucified.

Speaking of facts, America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. Visit Washington, D.C., and witness Bible verses etched on numerous government buildings and monuments. Read quotes from our Founding Fathers. Study American history. God has abundantly blessed America, but secular biases have put our nation on a destructive path for the past century.

This decadence began in the early 20th century with the advent of the progressive movement. Woodrow Wilson, John Dewey, Margaret Sanger, Eugene Debs, Saul Alinsky and others espoused radical biases and questioned the relevance of the U.S. Constitution. Decades later, there’s ample evidence of this progressive persuasion:

  • Progressives champion abortion-on-demand, which is inhumane, immoral and irrational. Sanger, the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, located her abortion facilities predominantly in poor Black neighborhoods and little has changed.

  • Progressives condone same-sex “marriage” and contradict centuries of biblical teaching that traditional marriage is between a man and woman.

  • Progressives embrace an open southern border that violates immigration laws and insults legal immigrants who follow the rules. Some 1.7 million illegal aliens rushed to the Rio Grande in fiscal year 2021. Many of these trespassers were sent to cities across America at taxpayer expense while our national debt is $29 trillion and massive spending goes unabated.

  • Progressives concoct political correctness, cancel culture, wokeness and equity (equal outcomes).

  • Progressives support defunding of police departments and vilifying of law enforcement officers.

  • Progressive DAs release criminals from jail without bail and don’t prosecute crimes like resisting arrest, drug possession and trespassing, to name a few. Is it any wonder why violence rages mostly in Democrat-controlled cities?

  • Progressives deny that critical race theory – disguised as “diversity, equity and inclusion” or “racial reconciliation” or “social justice” — is taught in our schools. Fact: Parents have sued school boards because they resent their children being told that America is a fundamentally racist nation. CRT is divisive, diabolical indoctrination, not education. Do some research.

  • Progressives breed socialists, who now serve in the U.S. Congress. These radicals routinely renounce capitalism, a system that has made many of them wealthy, hypocritical politicians.

Can you progressives honestly say how these liberal biases have made America a better nation? Can we Christians be brave and oppose these loony left-wing leanings?


Dick Biggs

Gainesville