Progressives, is this what you call “Progress”?

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When watching, hearing or reading the news, the things that make me feel good are usually the things that drive Liberal-Progressive Democrats nuts.

Liberals recently have been calling themselves, for some logic defying reason, “Progressives.” Interestingly, since they began calling themselves Progressives they seem to have lost most elections, on state and local levels, have focused on maintaining the status quo rather then finding and fixing what’s wrong with our country and have rejected almost anything and everything proposed, not only by Conservative thinkers but by ‘plain vanilla’ Republicans. Hello Progressives, is that what you call “progress”?

Some of you might be beginning to realize that the mainstream of America has not joined your ‘parade’. The mainstream of America seems to feel that: living in this country is a privilege earned by those who were born here and by those who entered the country legally; that the country has run very well and efficiently with bathrooms and locker rooms labeled and designated for males and females and that if a male or female wants to change his or her sex (or locker room) it takes more than a desire or a belief, it takes a series of operations and a lot of pain as price of admission; that almost anyone can find work if they seriously want work; yes that may, in most cases, mean a drastic change of lifestyle and an acceptance of personal responsibility, but that’s what it takes if you want to live with dignity as a free person in a free country; that if you want a better life for your children you had better start now by encouraging them to work hard, respect the law, respect the rights of others and never pass up an opportunity to enhance their skill and knowledge.

Not to gloss over “personal responsibility”, it is the key to a civilized, fair and productive society.

I know that the Hillary Clinton loss in the last presidential election was a terrible blow to the hopes and dreams of Democrats, Liberals and Progressives but that really doesn’t excuse your rebellion against the legitimate presidency of Donald Trump. As much as you may want to deny it, he IS the duly elected President of the United States, a majority of the people in the majority of county’s across the United States selected him over Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders). That, by the way, is how we do it in the United States and how we have always done it since the beginning. We are NOT a pure democracy, we are a Representative Republic ruled by the states. Under Obama we moved away from that position but under Trump, with or without your obstructionist tactics and mindless hate, we will continue to try and reduce the power and scope of the Federal Government and return the decision making to the people.

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One thought on “Progressives, is this what you call “Progress”?

  1. Richard L Mann

    I’m not a particularly religious Jew, but I have a framed trinket that quotes Proverbs 19:11 … ‘A man’s wisdom gives him patience.’ So true that only one with wisdom could express. Your assessment of the ‘Progressive’ movement is well put, and similar to mine … with a few exceptions. For one, the label, misleading as it is, cannot be defined by its members – if you can find one. If I could, I’d ask him or her, or ‘it’ as the case may be, if progress means rejuvenating a system that’s worked better than any society in the history of man, or, creating a system designed to fulfill their wants exclusively.

    Of course, such an ideology has no place in a democratic republic. In fact, it is antithetical to the original Progressive ideas of Teddy Roosevelt’s movement. So, they stole a name from a president’s core identity and created its own meaning. Sorry, boys and girls, that’s cheating.

    There are two problems with this stolen identity issue. First, it demonstrates a shameful lack of education as regards history, and it dishonors a president who had the creds to be sculpted on Mt. Rushmore.

    What disturbs even more though, is that it uses the Democrat party as an umbrella to foster credibility. I think that we’ll agree that the party of the Democrat died on 11/23/1963. Now it’s a party of disorganized miscreants looking for an identity. Nowadays they call themselves ‘The Left’ or the ‘Liberal.’ or ‘Progressive,’ and now we have another splinter, ‘The Antifa.’ Meanwhile, Libertarians have one name, and Republicans have one name. OK, some Republicans are more conservative, so they’re identified as ‘Conservatives.’ And proudly so, for the conservative, either in lifestyle or in political ideology, means ‘to conserve… Water, and numerous other resources, strength, as in military defense, ideals, as in the constitution, and particularly in the way we treat our fellow man.

    The opposite would be excessiveness and waste. Like Al Gore, the ‘spokesman’ for global warming – or is it climate change? – who uses more natural energy resources in one year than most of us use in half a lifetime. I think he also uses the ‘Progressive’ moniker. So all I can deduce from the ‘Progressive’ label is that it stands for ‘Hypocrisy.’

    Or maybe they should use the ‘Progresso’ label … and get sued for name infringement…. Thanks for a good article.

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