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  • Some people call themselves progressives instead of Marxists/Communists because those terms remind people of the necessary things — gulags and concentration camps — and disastrous results of those systems, namely poverty, starvation and multi-million deaths.
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  • Some people call themselves progressives instead of Marxists/Communists because those terms remind people of the necessary things — gulags and concentration camps — and disastrous results of those systems, namely poverty, starvation and multi-million deaths.
    Progressives believe they can force Utopia (No place!) on us by their wit, intelligence and refined sensibilities while orchestrating the academic-artistic-punditry-industrial complex.
    They are "elites." They answer to no one; certainly not to the people. They believe the state bestows all rights as opposed to recognizing the right of the individual to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" on his own terms.
    Representative government involves a type of trade. As citizens, we cede power to public officials for important purposes that require centralized power: defending the country, imposing order, collecting taxes to promote the common good. In exchange, we expect public institutions to be evenhanded and disinterested. When the stewards of power — biased judges or politically motivated IRS or corrupt VA officials — act unjustly, it undermines trust in the entire system.
    Daily, we experience the current administration's lawless actions against the good of the American people while furthering the ends of one party. Yet few seem to recognize this as tyranny. — M.J. Stoll, Medford
    So the Rogue Valley Transportation District wants to punish those of us who are property owners by raising our taxes. Well, I am really sick and tired of paying property taxes for things in this county that I do not use.
    If that particular transportation operation needs more money why not charge those who use that particular form of transportation more to ride rather than putting the cost on those of us who own property? We already pay far more than we should have to on our annual property taxes. — Jeannie Gladson, Medford
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