The Progressive Agenda: Is the Progressive agenda a threat to Freedom, Liberty and America in general ?
. . . The progressive state has never seen its job as simply to check the excesses of the rich. It has also sought to correct the vices of the poor and to uplift the masses. From the Prohibition and eugenics movements of the early twentieth century to various improvement and uplift projects in our own day, progressives have seen it as their simple duty to use the powers of government to make the people do what they see is right: to express the correct racial ideas, to eschew bad child rearing technique like corporal punishment, to eat nutritionally appropriate foods, to quit smoking, to use the right light bulbs, to expand the sexual norm, and so on and so on-basically to tell us what to think and what to believe. Progressives treat Americans as children --Progressive want the Federal Government to continue to grow.
“The progressive ideal of administrative cadres leading the masses toward the light has its roots in a time when many Americans had an eighth grade education or less.“That is still the mindset of the Obama Democrats. Ordinary people are treated as victims who need government programs like Obamacare to help them out.”*
Mead also writes the following:
Progressives want and need to believe that the voters are tuning them out because they aren’t progressive enough. But it’s impossible to grasp the crisis of the progressive enterprise unless one grasps the degree to which voters resent the condescension and arrogance of know-it-all progressive intellectuals and administrators. . .
. . . A growing section of the American population wants to think and act for itself, without the guidance of the graduates of ivy league colleges and blue chip graduate programs.
Perhaps the goal of Progressives isn’t to turn the USA in to the United Socialist States of America. Instead, perhaps the goal of Progressives is for them (via the federal government) to be eternal nannies to the American public. Thus, the Progressive agenda is to grow the federal government, because in order to be an effective government nanny, one needs to resemble the Governator, not Barney Fife.
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