Progressivism hides within the establishment of our political system like a cancer. This disease has been identified in the past as Collectivism, Socialism, Marxism, Statism, Communism, Leftism, even Fascism and finally a name that not only seeks to disguise its intent but to also fool the majority of American people into a complacent acceptance. This cancer is now identified as Progressivism. How apropos! This Progressive cancer is a slow killer and threatens the individual rights of Americans by slowly stripping away personal liberties and eventually creating a nation of “sheeple” bound to the federal government. These Progressives seek to build a Utopian society by leveling the playing field between the “haves and the have-nots” through unfair and confiscatory taxation of the “haves” at every available level – Progressives believe that this taxation is necessary to create a strong federal administration and deficit spending is but a “means to an end” that enslaves the citizens and promotes greater governmental control for the betterment of society – Progressives believe that Washington is better qualified in making political and economical decisions for the American people thereby justifying the need for bigger government – Progressives seek to control free enterprise through greater government regulation of the banking systems, financial markets, insurance industries and businesses all of which has become very apparent in recent months – Progressives seek to silence the clamoring of outspoken Conservatives by legislation such as the Fairness Doctrine, threatening to restrict “Freedom of Speech” through all media outlets thus limiting the resistance to their cause – Progressive influenced conglomerates are in control of many of the media outlets and skew reporting from being fair and unbiased, not only for financial gain, but also to promote this new Progressive society – Progressives support the assimilation of upwards of 20 million illegal aliens into our society as the “just and right thing to do” or maybe the ulterior motive is to generate future votes to the side of the Progressive movement – and finally the culmination of the utopian Progressive society is to turn our government into a “welfare state” by taking care of everyone cradle to grave by providing National Healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, guaranteed college education and who knows what the future may hold with this new collective socialist society!
Americans, are we ready to abandon our founding principles and allow the transition to our country to continue? This cancer threatens to devour the freedom, liberty and free-market principles that made this country the most powerful nation in the history of mankind. As Constitutional Conservative Americans, we must reconnect to the principles of our Founding Fathers and immediately begin to correct the political course our government has taken. We must revitalize the founding principles in our educational systems and reestablish them as the foundation of this country for all future generations. They must once again become the roots that feed this tree of liberty; without of which, this tree will surely whither and die. This is not an issue between Republicans and Democrats but a difference in political ideology that will eradicate what this nation has stood for from its conception more than 230 years ago.
If you eliminate freedom you eliminate individualism. By controlling the educational system, Progressives can control society by teaching their propaganda, therefore securing their agenda. Under Progressivism, the opportunity to better yourself will become non-existent and social justice will become the determining factor in a society that promotes redistributive wealth. Government not freedom will control the masses. You are right, "We the People…" must wake-up and very quickly!
The Progressive Movement
Originally Posted on January 21, 2010
The Progressive Movement emerging almost as a cancer cell in the United States in late 19th century and into the 20th century in response to the vast changes brought on by industrialization. In some ways it appeared to be a sprinkle of good and bad spices for an economic recipe for some unethical industrialization issues. It became an alternative to the traditional conservative response to social and economic issues of the times. An ideology that changed directions several times as it became a more radical stream of socialism opposing the conservative views.
The ‘Progressive Party’ (American Progressivism) quickly organized at the start of the 20th century when it insisted that clearing city governments of corruption and freeing state governments from control by big business. Middle-class Americans became reformers from fear of wealth and power of the great financiers. The Progressive Movement grew in part under the leadership of Robert M. La Follette when elected Republican governor of Wisconsin in 1900. He pushed for laws that regulated railroads and public utilities, developed a fair tax system, conserved the state’s natural resources, and gave some protection to industrial workers. By 1918 the Progressives helped the adoption of the secret ballot and bad corruption at the polls. The Progressive movement helped set up commissions designed to strictly regulate corporations, and were active in the political influence for support of women’s suffrage laws (Scott, Forman, United States History).
The Progressive movement made great strides in electing Presidents Theodore Roosevelt a Republican. Who endorsed a progressive income tax, and called for national health insurance. Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech titled “The Nationalism”, in talking about personal property, “subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.” In February, 1902 he had the attorney general file suit against Northern Securities Company for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, which appeared to attack Wall Street bankers and the financial empire. In 1904, the Supreme Court ruled that the Northern Securities Company had violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. The U.S. Senate’s passed a resolution on Article X of League of Nations Covenant. The U.S. House of Representatives moves to curtail immigration.
During Roosevelt second term he pushed for passed the Hepburn Act, regulating the railroads broadening the power of the Interstate Commerce Commission giving authority over express companies, and pipeline companies that set maximum rates. He also promoted passing the ‘Pure Food and Drug Act’ and ‘Meat-Inspection Act’ which empowered inspectors from Department of Agriculture to go into packinghouses. President Theodore Roosevelt served from 1901-1909, as a ‘Progressive Republican’ who increased governments influence over the economy, known later to be against big corporations, and a crusader for conservation creating national parks, and wildlife refuges (McGerr, Michael 2003).
From 1909-1913, William H. Taft a Progressive Republican took office and turned conservative. This caused a split of the Republican Party into ‘Conservative Republicans’, and ‘Progressive Republicans’, when he refused to support Progressive Republican and Democrat congressman on a bill that would limit the power of a conservative Speaker of the House of Representatives Joseph Cannon to merely a presiding officer. This is the turning point in history when the Progressive Republicans sided with the Democrat Party (Scott, Forman, United States History, 1974).
The Democrats too, had battled with moving toward the Progressive reform when they nominated Woodrow Wilson a ‘Progressive Democrat’ who won 42 percent of the Republican Progressive vote. Wilson believed government had no restriction on power. “For it is very clear,” he said, “that in fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same.” Wilson in 1913 passed the ‘Underwood Tariff Act’ that called for lower tariff’s to bring European goods into competition with American products. To offset the expected government revenue loss from the tariff, Wilson put in a graduated federal income tax bill that marked the beginning of the countries complex tax system. Wilson created the Federal Reserve Act, supervised by a Board of Governors appointed by the President to serve a fourteen year term. In 1914, he signed the Federal Trade Commission Act setting a commission that could investigate industries suspected of violating antitrust laws along with the Clayton Antitrust Act. He also passed the Adamson Act giving railroad workers an eight-hour day at the rate of a ten-hour day (Scott, Forman, United States History, 1974). Probably one of the best books on American Progressivism is Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liveralism…
In 1913-1921 Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States. The Progressivism seemed to have drifted away after Wilson’s presidential term because of World War I. It later reorganized under a new Progressive party with Robert M. La Follette in 1924. He was supported by western farmers, organized labor, and socialists. Henry A. Wallace who became the head figure for the new Progressive Party attracted left-wingers bringing it into the Democrat Party.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States from March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921. A leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. With Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft dividing the Republican Party vote, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912.
In his first term, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and America’s first-ever federal progressive income tax in the Revenue Act of 1913. Wilson brought many white Southerners into his administration, and tolerated their expansion of segregation in many federal agencies.
Narrowly re-elected in 1916, Wilson’s second term centered on World War I. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan "he kept us out of the war," but U.S. neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government proposed to Mexico a military alliance in a war against the U.S., and began unrestricted submarine warfare, sinking without warning every American merchant ship its submarines could find. Wilson in April 1917 asked Congress to declare war.
He focused on diplomacy and financial considerations, leaving the waging of the war primarily in the hands of the Army. On the home front in 1917, he began the United States’ first draft since the US civil war, raised billions in war funding through Liberty Bonds, set up the War Industries Board, promoted labor union growth, supervised agriculture and food production through the Lever Act, took over control of the railroads, enacted the first federal drug prohibition, and suppressed anti-war movements. National women’s suffrage was also achieved under Wilson’s presidency.
In the late stages of the war, Wilson took personal control of negotiations with Germany, including the armistice. He issued his Fourteen Points, his view of a post-war world that could avoid another terrible conflict. He went to Paris in 1919 to create the League of Nations and shape the Treaty of Versailles, with special attention on creating new nations out of defunct empires. Largely for his efforts to form the League, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1919, during the bitter fight with the Republican-controlled Senate over the U.S. joining the League of Nations, Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke. He refused to compromise, effectively destroying any chance for ratification. In 1920 the 19th Amendment gives American women the right to vote.
The League of Nations was established anyway, but the United States never joined. A Presbyterian of deep religious faith, he appealed to a gospel of service and infused a profound sense of moralism into Wilsonianism. Wilson’s idealistic internationalism, now referred to as "Wilsonianism", which calls for the United States to enter the world arena to fight for democracy, has been a contentious position in American foreign policy, serving as a model for "idealists" to emulate and "realists" to reject ever since (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson).
Warren G Harding (1865-1923) elected 29th President of the United States, and was inaugurated in 1921. In 1922 the U.S. Congressional election reduced Republican majority. In 1923, U.S. President W.G. Harding succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge (The Timetable of History, Grun, 1975).
Later President Franklin Delano Roosevelt a Democrat 1933-1945, picked up the Progressive movement, and included Wallace as Vice president. Harry Truman became another Progressive Democrat President in 1945-1953.
FDR was the only American president elected to more than two terms, he was often referred to by his initials, FDR. Roosevelt won his first of four presidential elections in 1932, while the United States was in the depths of the Great Depression. FDR’s combination of optimism and economic activism is often credited with keeping the country’s economic crisis from developing into a political crisis. He led the United States through most of World War II, and died in office of a cerebral hemorrhage, shortly before the war ended.
Roosevelt named his approach to the economic situation the New Deal; it consisted of legislation pushed through Congress as well as executive orders. Executive orders included the bank holiday declared when he first came to office; legislation created new government agencies, such as the Works Progress Administration and the National Recovery Administration, with the intent of creating new jobs for the unemployed. Other legislation provided direct assistance to individuals, such as the Social Security Act.
As World War II began in 1939, with Japanese occupation of countries on the western Pacific rim and the rise of Hitler in Germany, FDR kept the US on an ostensibly neutral course. In March 1941, Roosevelt provided Lend-Lease aid to the countries fighting against Nazi Germany, with Great Britain the recipient of the most assistance. With the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt immediately asked for and received a declaration of war against Japan. Germany subsequently declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941. The nearly total mobilization of the US economy to support the war effort caused a rapid economic recovery.
Roosevelt dominated the American political scene, not only during the twelve years of his presidency, but for decades afterwards. FDR’s coalition melded together such disparate elements as Southern whites and African Americans in the cities of the North. Roosevelt’s political impact also resonated on the world stage long after his death, with the United Nations and Bretton Woods as examples of his administration’s wide ranging impact. Roosevelt is rated by historians as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.
Latter Lyndon Baines Johnson a Democrat followed in the Progressive movement after the death of JFK with social ideologies in 1963-1969. Each of these presidents grew the government, adding more regulations, and taxes.
The progressive movement under Franklin D. Roosevelt took root under the ‘New Deal’ which falsely became the solution for the ‘Great Depression’ when in fact all it did was slow down the natural course of the free market recovery caused by the Great Depression. An economic depression as a result of World War II, brought about by a global economy with a slowdown in trading and barrowing (Schiff, Peter 2009).
By definition, “Progressivism is a political and social term that refers to ideologies and movements favoring or advocating changes or reform, usually in a statist or egalitarian direction for economic policies (government management) and liberal direction for social policies (personal choice). Progressivism is often viewed in opposition to conservative ideologies.”
(www.wikapedia.com). The definition of ‘progressive tax’, “A type of graduated tax which applies higher tax rates as the income of the taxpayer increases.” (Blacks Law Dictionary).
The early Progressive movement under Wilson, and Roosevelt were Socialist. However the new Progressive movement has been taken over by Communist under President Obama. Many members of the new Progressives are products of the SDS (Students for Democratic Society) of 1963-1969 were and are Communist. There seems to be a split between Socialist progressives, and Communist Progressives. Many of the Democrats in the House, and Senate are products of the Socialist. They are being used as a vehicle of Communist agenda under President Obama, Pelosi, and Reed. These three are the product of the SDS movement who are supports of Mao, and the Communist (Little red Book of Mao) supporters. They are followers of the writings of Cloward and Piven and Saul Alinsky, which include the belief in the practice of eugenics (eugenics light: death panels as part of healthcare and harvesting organs without your permission) and the belief that anything is fair as long as you get to the end you desire.
The free market creates more wealth and opportunities for more people than any other economic model. A Capitalist system developed by Adam Smith, studied by the founding fathers of the US constitution now destined to be forgotten by both political parties because of greed, or political influence. Yet the greatest economic challenges that face the free market economy today stems at the beginning of the ‘Progressive Movement’ now considered a slippery slope towards authoritarian tyranny that influences both political parties like a cancer. The free market economy in the United States is presently at risk from an out-of-control government that is quickly adapting a socialist system or nationalization. President George Washington warned against the political parties during his farewell address in 1796.
Since January, 2009 the US House of representative and the US Senate both controlled by the Democrat Party including the President of the United States. The Democratic Party has based its foundation on the format of higher taxes, excessive spending, and bigger government. Under the ‘Liberal Democrat Party now calling themselves ‘Progressives’, will result in the high cost of doing business, which tends to be passed along to the general public for its products and services. Investment is down because of too many unknowns in today’s market, and economy.
The present economic depression is the result of over spending, corruption, energy cost, and bad bank loans because of radicals, ACORN, and the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act). The ‘Great Depression’ started in a different way from today’s depression, and the results are similar. Like most cancers the Progressive Movement begins to spread left under now President Obama when he re-energized the Democratic Party. In this case it becomes a rapid spread of larger government, more regulations, and higher taxes, as it eats away the healthily tissue, the heart of the free market economy and the capitalist system through nationalization. The ever increasing cost of minimum wage, unemployment security taxes, city and state taxes regulations, job loss, stock market downfall, less spending, and nationalization of banks are some of the leading causes of a poor US economy found today.
On February 13, 2009, the debt was raised to $12.104 trillion, by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5 (section 1604). The annual interest payment on the national debt is estimated over $350 billion a year. By 2019, an annual interest payment on the national debt is projected to hit $810 billion (CBO, 2009). This is based on President Obama not passing the proposed congressional plan for a second stimulus package plus nationalized health care that could clap the US economy.
President Ronald Reagan on his first inaugural address said, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
Be sure you watched Glenn’s special Live Free or Die because that is where Progressivism leads – Live Free or Die – The Revolutionary Holocaust: Don’t Miss This Special
Obama’s Planned Demolition of the Shinning City Upon the Hill – We must now enact a Declaration of Independence from Obama Tyranny and Stop Him!
By Sher Zieve Friday, June 25, 2010
Until recently, most people in the United States of America did not believe that Marxist Obama’s mission was actually to destroy our country.
The majority of US citizens believed that—before all else—like other presidents of the United States, Obama would eventually place this country before his and his masters’ debauched and perverted desires. But, Obama is not like other presidents of this country and, it strongly appears, legally he may not be POTUS at all.
Millions of our countrymen and women have finally awakened to the truth of his dark assignment: To destroy anything and everything that even remotely resembles America and its delivered promise of freedom and liberty to its citizens and the world. The Shining City Upon the Hill that President Ronald Reagan spoke about was part of the Obama planned demolition.
During his farewell speech to the nation, President Reagan said: “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”
That city of which a true President of the United States brilliantly spoke has now been blown up by a defiant radical usurper and, if we are to survive as a nation and a people—or simply survive at all—we will have to rebuild it almost from the ground up. In order to do so, we will have to rid ourselves of the Marxist traitors to this country who now inhabit and infest the Congressional and Executive branches of government in Washington D.C. and many of our State elected offices. If we are to survive and, again, begin to live we must never allow an anti-human Marxist and/or Maoist contingent to enter any form of government—let alone the office of president.
The US Declaration of Independence—our nation’s first founding document—tells us what is required of We-the-People. It reads in part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” Of particular significance is the last sentence which I reiterate: “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” We can either choose to write a new Declaration of Independence or defer to the resplendent original that tells us what we must now do.
We-the-People have reached the point of making a decision to live under a now openly spoken-about-by-Obama tyranny or fight—once again—for the right to be free men and women. As we are being herded more and more every day into the fenced in Obama dictatorship, you—WE—must now make our choice. But, before you make your decision please remember this: To do nothing is to submit. We either choose to live in the shining city on the hill or the squalor The Obama has planned for us.
The Sham of Socialism: Save America While There’s Still Time… ‘1984’ Prophecy – Older Article But Good Info
“If We Forget that we are a nation under God, we are a nation gone under!”… President Ronald Reagan
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The Pieces for the Second Coming Are Falling Into Place. It says in the Bible, “If You Stand Against Israel, You Will Lose Your Land As Well!” The Bible also gives us the formula to rebuild and save America… and ourselves. Billy Graham does a great job of explaining this in Storm Warning. Every government is built on religious beliefs of some kind. Our Founding Fathers knew that and specifically chose the Christian religion and Judeo-Christian principles to base America’s law and foundation on.
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And if we don’t stop the Elena Kagan confirmation we will be living with a Progressive judge for 40 years!!
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It’s really VERY VERY SIMPLE: The Supreme Court is no place for an "open minded" inexperienced activist with a personal extreme liberal agenda.
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Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell joined the program, and judging by the title of his new book he’s not exactly thrilled with the direction the President is leading the country. One of the hardest hit states in the country is Blackwell’s home state of Ohio, and he talks with Glenn about the book and the devastating effects Obamanomics is having on the country. ( Transcript, Insider Audio)