Do you hate what progressives have done to America?
Dem. pres. Woodrow Wilson (1913-21): “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.” Wilson may have been the first progressive to realize the potential of multiculturalism in deconstructing America, saying: “No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” Obama put it this way: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." (12/22/10 http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/22/poll-does-obama-think-u-s-is-exceptional/).
FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” included the “right”: to “earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation”; of every family to a “decent home”; “to be free from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.” (Speech to Congress on 1/11/44)
LBJ’s Great Society spent trillions on those “rights.”
In fact, America’s semi-capitalist system provided those “rights” in such abundance that tens of millions of Europeans fled their welfare state nations to come here. But none of that matters to progressives. They’ve always wanted a welfare state America, and now they have one.
-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… a poll on those who believe government should have more control over our lives: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%.
-Democrats finally got their national health care, the foundation of all welfare and socialist states.
Ben Franklin foresaw it all: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."