Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Progressivism is a Disease
Progressivism is a deadly disease, which is killing America. It was incubated, protected, and strengthened behind the backs of Americans for the past century. The progressive movement comes out in the open occasionally and then goes underground when it is discovered. This movement never goes away; it just stays hidden until progressives believe it is safe to operate in the open again. It does damage whether hidden or exposed Woodrow Wilson was a Democrat, and Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican. They both endorsed progressive ways. Other Presidents like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson gave us more progressive programs, which are currently threatening to bankrupt our nation and overcome our constitutional way of life. Barack Obama is a progressive who is trying to outperform all previous progressive Presidents combined. On September 9, 2009, he said, "to my progressive friends, I would remind you that for decades, the driving idea behind reform has been to end insurance company abuses and make coverage available for those without it. The public option - the public option is only a means to that end. And we should remain open to other ideas that accomplish our ultimate goal. And to my Republican friends, I say that rather than making wild claims about a government takeover of healthcare, we should work together to address any legitimate concerns you may have." Did you notice that he addressed "progressive friends" and "Republican friends" - not Democrats and Republicans? Other statements from this progressive president are: "You will carry on the best progressive forward-looking values of this proud commonwealth" (Jan. 17). "Change has always come from places like Wisconsin, the state where the progressive movement was born" (Sept. 22, 2008). Where better to affirm our ideals than here in Wisconsin, where a century ago, the progressive movement was born" (Feb 12, 2008). The progressive movement has been using members of both parties to destroy our Republic. Some of the progressive programs, which are now so hard to overthrow are: 1) Federal Reserve System, created in the early 1900s as a response to repeated bank runs; 2) "Progressive" income tax, which is simply a means to redistribute wealth. Woodrow Wilson led the way to pass the Revenue Act in 1913. It was supposed to lower tariffs and be a tax on the wealthy only. Within four years, all Americans were being taxed. The bottom tax bracket hasn't been lower than 10 percent in over 60 years. 3) Prohibition was a progressive plan to ban drinking - because the government always knows what is best for its people! 4) The League of Nations (now United Nations) was a progressive idea to end world conflict. Since we are currently involved in two different wars, how is that working now? 5) Social Security was simply a progressive idea to retire older workers in order that younger people could have jobs back in the Great Depression. It redistributes wealth by taking money from the young and working people to pay for the old and sick people; 6) Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare are all progressive programs that take money from those who have it and give it to those who don't - while returning very little to the victims. We now have a Progressive Caucus in our Congress with more than 80 members. Members of the Progressive Caucus currently chair 11 of the 20 standing committees in Congress. How can we expect this Congress to have anything but progressive ideas? If our Republic is going to throw off the great disease of progressivism, Americans must wake up and realize what is happening in our nation. There are secret combinations working inside our government and trying to overthrow our Constitution. We must identify the progressives among our leadership and vote them out of office as soon as possible!