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The Progressive Agenda: Is the Progressive agenda a threat to Freedom, Liberty and America in general ?

CAPISCE 2013/02/25 13:43:55
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A Big and active federal government is the cornerstone of progressive politics. If voters lose faith in the power of more government to better their lives, the progressive era has come to an end. . .
. . . 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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  • The Aging Yankee Liberal Do... 2013/03/12 06:02:35
    no
    The Aging Yankee Liberal Douche
    I believe that's conservatism/
  • CAPISCE The Agi... 2013/03/12 13:15:46
    CAPISCE
    NY. I hate to bust your bubble but currently all Liberal Progressives are nothing but Government boot lickers. You are the mainstream with Gov and media backing duck stepping behind the agenda
  • MsDianna 2013/03/04 18:47:40
    Yes
    MsDianna
    +1
    we need less government not more!
  • Matt 2013/03/03 17:07:24
    Yes
    Matt
    +2
    Any movement that has been hijacked by Democrats and Republicans, is a menace to society.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/03/02 21:38:23
    Yes
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +3
    Progressives are like a plague on America and the world.
  • rmhoperenton 2013/02/27 03:11:02
    no
    rmhoperenton
    I'll say no because I feel most content as an optimist. The 'progressive agenda' or at least the beast found at the heart of this latest manifestation of what I call evil, in this disguise labeled as 'progressive agenda', will once again fail to extinguish legitimate goodness and be forced once again into the darkness of banishment from access to that which represents actual and timeless good.
    This time shall be no different.
    Real goodness is not easy. Real goodness does not lie. Real goodness does not cause you harm.
    I would suggest a serious consideration of true/false prior to choosing a side in all this.
    Base your determination of true/false on something larger than yourself. Consider history along a longer timeline and consider humility. Consider your neighbor more so than yourself and remember what it was like to be a child.
  • Bud 2013/02/26 18:30:50
    Yes
    Bud
    +3
    The evils of Modern Progressive Liberalism are too numerous to count. Suffice it to say that the ideology is solely responsible for every negative attribute of our society today.

    Bud
  • Cat 2013/02/26 06:21:33
    Yes
    Cat
    +3
    Communism has always been a threat to freedom.
  • lark 2013/02/26 04:22:15
    Yes
    lark
    +3
    can not let this proceed this agenda must be stopped
  • Captain-Morgan 2013/02/26 04:03:32
    Yes
    Captain-Morgan
    +3
    YES... AND WE MUST STOP IT SOON...
  • MtDuffer 2013/02/26 03:42:51
    Yes
    MtDuffer
    +3
    Sure they are, just watch MSNBC for a month. Now you know as well as I that allot of people are inspired, either of Hate or Love, by "code" words. A great percentage of African-Americans are very senative about curtain words White-Americans use. To bad they don't understand what the orginial meaning of the word, you are judged like wise. Many words that are used today and are judged "Code Words" Were used as slang by ignorant people 200-300 years ago. If there is one wall that must be pulled down is the judgement of words that long since not used.

    Now, the Progressive Movement is not a healthy movement, it panders to Ethnic division. They will never allow and race to fully unite and there "Code Word" is MOVE FORWARD. That phrase has been used since Teddy R.
  • Constitution Believer 2013/02/26 03:42:06
  • Jesferkicks 2013/02/26 01:13:08
    Yes
    Jesferkicks
    +4
    You betcha.
  • joe keeney 2013/02/26 00:07:06
    Yes
    joe keeney
    +4
    There idea's never work.
  • MapoTofu 2013/02/25 23:25:12
    Yes
    MapoTofu
    +4
    Yes if allowed to continue to work its way like a pernicious disease into our culture unchecked. However I have not lost hope. It's only about half the country. Saner heads will prevail. There is no moral or ethical base to Prog Lib agenda. They are traveling without a compass.
  • olylift 2013/02/25 22:51:17
    Yes
    olylift
    +3
    How does "we want to help you control your life" not sound like a threat to freedom and liberty?
  • mach-1 BL-106 2013/02/25 22:17:59
  • Todd~AFCL mach-1 ... 2013/02/26 08:28:50
    Todd~AFCL
    +4
    1776 all over again!
  • mach-1 ... Todd~AFCL 2013/02/26 12:24:02
  • Stop Hillary 2016 2013/02/25 22:17:18
    Yes
    Stop Hillary 2016
    +5
    AZ Gov Says Drug Cartels Ready to Cross into US Because Borders Not Secure

    Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/...
  • MLS 2013/02/25 22:04:06 (edited)
    Yes
    MLS
    +4
    That once great nation is starting to crumble under the oppressive tyranny of the unlawful and sinister"progressive" agenda!
  • Delicious Crab Meat 2013/02/25 21:51:12
    no
    Delicious Crab Meat
  • EddyGee53 2013/02/25 21:25:52
    Yes
    EddyGee53
    +5
    The proof is given to you each and every day as they destroy our economy, tax us into poverty, and destroy us morally!
  • Kaye 2013/02/25 21:12:22
    Yes
    Kaye
    +5
    Get rid of the democrats,and reinstate our constitution
  • libertybelle 2013/02/25 21:11:04
    Yes
    libertybelle
    +5
    Of course progressivism is a threat to America..you bet..it is the antithesis of what our country was founded on..and it wasn't "spread the wealth" and nationalize everything.
  • Mark P. 2013/02/25 21:08:19
    Yes
    Mark P.
    +5
    Just look at what Nanny Bloomberg is doing.
  • reaper 2013/02/25 20:49:31
    no
    reaper
    sorry but it's the far-right conservative christians that have been the biggest threat, and have always been the people with the real agenda. these are people that have done nothing but lie for their own selfishness.

    far-right conservative christians threat people real agenda people lie selfishness
  • Constit... reaper 2013/02/26 04:26:46
  • reaper Constit... 2013/02/26 05:17:15
    reaper
    whats wrong with many of the far right Christians is the tactics they are using to push a selfish agenda that would violate the constitutional rights of others only wishing to make us a christian version of iran. here is an example of a far right crazy http://crooksandliars.com/nic...
  • Constit... reaper 2013/02/26 05:47:03
  • reaper Constit... 2013/02/26 06:03:33
    reaper
    wow, you really never noticed some of these people actively pushing things on everyone trying to make there own religious law to over take secular? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • Mr. Smith 2013/02/25 19:58:18
    Yes
    Mr. Smith
    +8
    The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. - Thomas Jefferson
  • Tic-Toc 2013/02/25 19:49:40
    Yes
    Tic-Toc
    +5
    April 1775 the American People went to war to free themselves from the rule of a Tyrant....

    April 1861, The American People went to war in-part to free the slaves...

    Who knows, is it possible that in April 2013 the United States of Amercia may go to war again to Return to Slavery...

    From the way America is headed right now, there are Many who would be happy to become a 'Ward of the State' and are very much against the ones who are willing to stand and fight for OUR RIGHT to REMAIN FREE.
  • toots 2013/02/25 19:42:08
    Yes
    toots
    +4
    Yes, and Hillary is a modern progressive.
  • Big One 0909 2013/02/25 19:16:16
    Yes
    Big One 0909
    +6
    It is Indeed, the greatest threat America has ever faced.
  • JonDeniro 2013/02/25 18:57:23
    Yes
    JonDeniro
    +4
    Most folks believe that their personal opinions should be forced upon others by being mandated as law. Progressives are perhaps a bit worse about this than others.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2013/02/25 18:55:56
    no
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    No.

    It's the CONSERVATIVE plan of wanting to take this country BACK in time some 150 years that's the threat.
  • eliosc 2013/02/25 18:35:43
    Yes
    eliosc
    +7
    That's the plan, destroy everything that made America great.

    agenda 21
  • Mamaknows 2013/02/25 18:32:02
    Yes
    Mamaknows
    +7
    Look at bloomberg.....
    It is insane.
  • sbtbill 2013/02/25 18:25:59
    no
    sbtbill
    +2
    The right wing austerity plan is a threat to our freedom, liberty and America in general.

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