Where should a progressive run for congress?
I'm from the west coast, which state on the west coast would be better for a fairly progressive person
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Please stay away from CT. We're already the most expensive state to live in, thanks to...ahem..."progressives."
The democrat party has always embraced progressive Republican Teddy Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism.”
In a speech on August 31, 1910 in Osawatomie, Kansas TR laid out his agenda for a welfare-state, including:
-A National Health Service
-Social insurance, to provide for the elderly, the unemployed, and the disabled
-Limited injunctions in strikes (unions have always been a privileged class in welfare/socialist states)
-Federal income tax
-An inheritance tax
As to how his agenda would affect our Constitution? He couldn’t have cared less:
”This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I think we have got to face the fact that such an increase in governmental control is now necessary.”
Democrat President Wilson (1913-1918) said, “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” He may have been the first democrat to appreciate the potential use of multiculturalism (“If it’s white or American, trash it!”) in deconstructing the Constitution, saying, “No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” Obama put it this way: “Every nation is exceptional in its own way.”
Democrat President Roosevelt “let it all hang out” in his speech before Congress on January 11, 1944:
“We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights...” [which included] the right: to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; of every family to a decent home; to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health; to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
[Of course, democrats rarely credit our semi-capitalist, Constitutional economic system with doing a pretty da%n&* good job of achieving those goals. Until their utopian CHANGE is achieved they’ll never be satisfied]
-LBJ’s CHANGE, The Great Society, became the largest redistribution of wealth program in history. But Obama will out-CHANGE them all.
It is only because of the Internet, talk radio and Fox News (all non-existent a generation ago!) that we are learning the truth about the democrat party and how effective it has been in replacing our Constitution with its welfare state model:
-2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism.
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
-9/6-9/2012 http://www.gallup.com/poll/157481/majori%E2%80%A6 Those who believe government should have more control over our lives: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%.
-Now they have national health care, the foundation of all welfare and socialist states.
Ben Franklin: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
Thomas Jefferson: "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
- 100% REP.Lv 48 years ago
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- Anonymous4 years ago
It by no ability afflicted me. the alternative is a vast ability grab of all factors of my life. that's worth struggling with for through telephone calls, protest, public knowledge of voter registration fraud (those adult adult males are my heros), struggling with tax payer fraud, waste and abuse. exercising your vote.