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Ex-Heroin Addict Sees How Liberal Programs Destroy People, Turns Conservative

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A former heroin addict, now self-described political junkie, is turning into a viral hero after she described how discovering that “(t)he left encourages and enables dependency,” turned her into a conservative.

In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday by user @Ellysa_Maye, who runs a conservative Facebook group called Red, Right + True, she discussed why she turned on the left during her time as a drug addict.

She describes a period where she “left treatment, got kicked out of rehab — but learned a lot.”

That’s when she said she became disillusioned with the political dogma of the left.

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“Try and make guns illegal, but have fun trying to take guns away from a meth head,” she states.

“Have fun trying to track those down.”

She also said that period taught her a great deal about the values of the American political left.

“The left encourages and enables dependency in so many ways,” she says in the video.

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“Financially, physically, if we’re talking about drugs,” she continues. “People would trade food stamps for heroin, food stamps for rides (to pick up drugs), food stamps for weapons.”

“I saw a lot of bad things, experienced a lot of bad things.”

She said that while no one side is totally to blame for these problems, it’s mostly a function of larger government — the province of the American political left, which many Republicans can still fall prey to.

“Politicians on both sides create problems so that they can offer us solutions,” she said. “And then we vote for those solutions.

“We are always promised things that will never happen,” she says. “That’s why it’s just better to live your life aiming to be an individual.

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She adds that “there needs to be help for people in the system, of course.

“But there is so much abuse in the system. America is essentially subsidizing people’s self-destruction. We don’t need to be so government-minded. We don’t need to rely on them for everything.

“If nobody was dependent and there were no problems to offer solutions to, the left would have no power,” she concludes.

Her video gained a lot of traction, particularly from former users and their family who were followers.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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