About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.
– Calvin Coolidge, past President of the United States, July 4, 1926
Yet, those folks in the post title assume that we can “progress” further. I had not known that Silent Cal had said such but I have been saying EXACTLY that for years now. The Democrats, Progressives, and others of their ilk wish to do exactly what Silent Cal warned us against – their talk is false, their actions regressive, and they wish to take us back in time but instead of a monarchy and its aristocracy, they are trying to claim that position for themselves.
Always, ignore their words and see what their actions have been and are now. Extrapolation forward is trivial and you will easily see the long march backwards for they desire to be our new Masters and no longer allow us to be our own masters of our own fates.