If the last two years have taught us anything it’s that progressive policies are ruining U.S. megalopolises and it’s time for Americans to take back the nation’s cities.
Urban hubs once hailed as beacons for American innovation have morphed into drug-crazed, crime-filled, dirty, sad, and expensive cities run by woke politicians that are just getting worse. Thanks to progressive policies, criminals guilty of violent and dangerous crimes are back on the streets instead of behind bars, drug addicts are incentivized with smoking kits and designated shoot-up areas, children are regularly indoctrinated and still forcibly masked in schools, essential police are let go, and rent prices are rising.
As a result, people are ditching cities for better lives in well-managed towns. Polling shows Americans as a whole are more likely to prefer a life in the suburbs than urban areas. During government-mandated lockdowns and mask mandates, Americans left blue states filled with cities for red states and less-crowded towns.
Progressives policies are fueling this rapid urban decline but not all hope is lost.
Those who have yet to move from dystopian hellholes are fighting to take back their cities. San Francisco is one of the bluest cities in the nation yet its citizens are fed up with the progressive politicians who are wreaking havoc on their urban way of life.
Voters in the Bay Area city overwhelmingly decided this week to recall at least three of the city’s progressive Board of Education members. Board president Gabriela López, vice president Faauuga Moliga, and commissioner Alison Collins were all ousted yesterday after parents fed up with San Francisco Unified School District’s progressive streak took to the polls.
Several factors played into the landslide unseating — including forever pandemic learning restrictions, attempting to rename schools named after founding fathers and former presidents including Abraham Lincoln, and racist affirmative action policies — but ultimately, parents were simply frustrated that the board prioritized politics over their children’s education.
San Francisco citizens will also soon vote in a June recall election for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who has been criticized for being soft on crime and standing by while the city is plagued with rampant lawlessness.
San Francisco might be a Democrat-controlled and Democrat-majority city, but it’s slowly coming to its senses. Even San Francisco Democrat Mayor London Breed recently admitted that defunding the police and releasing criminals back onto the streets made the city a worse place to live.
“It’s time that the reign of criminals who are destroying our city, it is time for it to come to an end,” Breed said. “And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement … and less tolerant of all the bullsh-t that has destroyed our city.”
Plenty of U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Baltimore, New York City, Chicago, Detroit, and others need to shift away from progressive wokeness back toward what makes living in a resourceful area so great.
The parents of San Francisco stepped up and fought for what’s right, safe, and good for their families. So did historically progressive voters in Minneapolis, another Democrat-majority city, in November when they rejected a leftist campaign to defund the police.
It’s time for Americans to take back our cities. Crime, vaccine mandates, drugs, and wokeness are ruining the reputations of once-beautiful and flourishing urban hubs. People are leaving and those who don’t are increasingly scared for their lives and just plain miserable.
Just as the parents in Democrat-dominated San Francisco successfully, and against all odds, ousted progressives from the school board, other urban areas need to use upcoming elections including 2022 midterms to force out the hypocritical politicians whose policies are ruining the nation.