Declaration of Independence

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.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Will Democracy Destroy the Progressive Movement?

             The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday concerns freedom of speech and the consequences of using it. Freedom is the opportunity to use our God-given right to choose for ourselves. However, freedom does not excuse us from the consequences that come from speaking freely.

            The progressive wing of the Democrat Party has pushed and pulled the party to the left with policies like defunding the police, renaming schools, and toppling statues. America does not like the direction that the nation is headed and is striking back. Now top Democrats are blaming the progressive wing for damaging the party and sinking Democrat chances in the midterm election. Left-wing progressives are lashing out at Democrats for putting the blame on them.

            The party in power always faces the prospect of losing seats in the midterm election. This year, Democrats have more seats up for election than do Republicans. Recent polls show that Democrat chances are getting worse as their policies are rejected by Americans. One obvious sign is the recall of three progressive members of the San Francisco school board. According to Carlos Garcia, this is how progressives responded. 

While the aides to the squad members didn’t comment for the report, some of the congress members responded on Twitter.

“In case you hadn’t caught on by now, every time there’s a media push blaming progressives, there’s something conservative Democrats are trying to cover up. This time it’s that they sent 4 million kids into poverty because they killed the Child Tax Credit. Don’t get distracted,” replied Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded with an emoji symbol of agreement, but in her own tweet, she blamed capitalism for the report.

“Truly wild how these folks called the shots & got their desired nominees, agenda, priorities, legislative order, and excluded us from participating in campaigns yet find no shortage of ppl willing to write as their uncritical stenographers. This is how capital & power works folks,” she tweeted.

Others on social media responded by called the report “racist and sexist.”

The social media kerfuffle is just the latest in the battle waged by far-left progressives to wrestle control of the Democratic party away from the centrist establishment wing.

            Progressives are not willing to admit that their policies are troublesome. Instead, they choose to blame other people and call them names. They do not seem to understand that their heavy use of such words has rendered them meaningless. If everyone is sexist or racist, then no one is.

The ultimate Hail Mary cry is that democracy is at fault. Democracy allows Americans to state their opinions and to vote their consciences. Socialists do not want Americans to have freedom and push policies to destroy it. More people can see what leftists are doing to America, and they are fighting back. I agree that the loss of progressives in San Francisco is the result of democracy – people using freedom to choose their representatives.

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