Progressivism

Progressive view of The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip October 27, 2014

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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Individualist vs Collectivist mentality: the Leave Me Alone Coalition vs “You WILL be forced together”

by Skip October 25, 2014

As in “we’re all in this together”.  Voluntarily being part of a group is one thing if it is voluntary but Progressives / Socialists / Collectivists brook no dissent - you WILL be made to be all in (with them in charge).  This article at Bearing Arms lays out the contradiction that is tearing apart the American polity […]

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Trust – and Progressives lament that people won’t Trust Big Govt. Yet Another Example why

by Skip October 6, 2014

From Bearing Arms, this story of how Govt uses its Power to Crush on a person that simply knew the Law – and they didn’t: Bullies have certain personality traits. Most are very insecure. They like to prey upon those that they feel are weaker than they are. They have long memories and thin skins, […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip August 18, 2014

…Progressives say corporations using inversions are unpatriotic, which is amusing. When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision stipulated that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment right to political advocacy when they act together through corporations (including, and especially, incorporated nonprofit advocacy groups), progressives ridiculed the idea that corporations should be treated as people. Now, progressives charge that corporations resorting […]

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Observation on the nature of a Progressive and Progressivism: Jeanne Shaheen

by Skip July 30, 2014

Steve has a most important post up today where he brings up that Jeanne Shaheen, regardless of her campaign ads or sound bytes, is not really interested in the people of NH (but gets it very slightly wrong).  Emphasis mine, a bit of reformatting: I can’t say it often enough.  We need to elect Senators […]

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Joel Gilbert vs Progressive Utopia

by Mike July 20, 2014

H/T Thomas Lifson at AmericanThinker.com, who went to see the premiere of Gilbert’s new movie “There’s No Place Like Utopia“. In the film, Gilbert covers the historical efforts to create Utopia, or “no place” here on Earth, and the attendant death and destruction wrought by those attempts. He likens Obama to that great charlatan, the […]

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Another’s observation about “Progressivism”

by Skip July 2, 2014

From Big Government: …The term came into (re)use just as there was a concurrent (what I perceive as) negative shift on the Left. The politically correct generation came on the scene. A brand of leftism associated with political conformity, with hardcore statism, with an antipathy toward a Constitution written by a bunch of white, land-owning, […]

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#WarOnWomen – good to see that Sandra Fluke continues to objectify females as mere reproductive organs

by Skip June 29, 2014

Ah yes, Sandra Fluke – the gal that just keeps on giving… Sidenote: and giving, and giving,  and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, […]

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Obama’s Progressive Administration finally tells the truth – they are out to kill off fossil fuels of all types

by Skip June 17, 2014

Bill Maher: “Some people called it a war on coal. I hope it is a war on coal. Is it?” Gina McCarthy: “That’s exactly what this is.” For some perspective, a Heritage Foundation analysis of anti-coal policies found that they will destroy more than 500,000 jobs, slash the income of a typical family of four more […]

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Obama is behind the IRS Scandal to silence Liberty & Freedom / Free Speech

by Skip June 11, 2014

The IRS was weaponized by the Progressives, chief among them the Community Organizer Obama.  Being an Alinskyite, he TAUGHT the lessons that the end justifies any means, and the end is just pure power (aka, a Totalitarian government).  Quacking platitudes that Free Speech matters only until they believe that can destroy it.  With Lois Lerner […]

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“I just don’t know where their politics end”

by Skip June 5, 2014

Gilliam said he was concerned that “the real objective of this fight has turned into politics, and we’ve lost our mission objective.” “I just don’t know where their politics end and their legality and their war-fighting start,” he said. This from a post where Jonathan Gilliam, a former Navy SEAL and an FBI special agent was commenting […]

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Notable Quote – Bertrand de Jouvenel

by Skip May 11, 2014

If the natural tendency of power is to grow, and if it can extend its authority and increase its resources only at the expense of the notables, it follows that its ally for all time is the common people. The passion for absolutism is, inevitably, in conspiracy with the passion for equality. – Bertrand de […]

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Media Matters Management Fights Union Formed Using Card Check

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2014
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This story about Media Matters refusing to accept the unionization of its staff via card-check, is a priceless tool for conservatives to see what kind of Democrats you’ve got cluttering up your neighborhood. Media Matters management recently declined to recognize the union through the “card check” process, instead exercising its right to force a union […]

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So, he’s more of a “free rider” than Sandra??

by Skip April 18, 2014

That would be the girl made famous when Rush Limbaugh called her “a slut” when she was all up in arms that society should be providing her free contraceptives (and yes, I used the diminutive because it is clear that she willingly didn’t want to be self-sufficient – the hallmark of immature children that don’t know […]

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Taxes – I screwed up yesterday

by Skip April 16, 2014

That’s right.  On April 15th, I messed up big time.  Actually, I figured it out on Monday, the 14th, as I did my taxes on a vacation day.  How badly had I booted it the previous year? Yeah, I’m getting a refund.  Which means that I failed – I just gave Obama an interest free […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. David Corbin & Matt Parks

by Skip April 15, 2014

From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine): …Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its […]

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Free will, Freedom to choose – why both are so important

by Skip April 15, 2014

“Respecting the dignity of a human being is giving that person the freedom to choose” If God loved us enough to give us free will, then why do Progressives

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Data Point – And Progressives keep saying its a GREAT investment??

by Skip April 14, 2014

Gosh, and I thought everyone knew that those late into a Ponzi scheme gets screwed! Demographics rule this world, and Progressive policies that have made it more and more expensive to have the larger families that easily supported the underpinnings of SS (i.e., lots of workers to support retired) will end up killing their own […]

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It’s not about the Republican war on women – it’s the Democrat war on WIVES

by Skip April 14, 2014

John Hayward over at Hot Air has a piece that ties a bunch of things together – go read the entire thing (it’s not all that long).  Here’s a few bon mots (emphasis mine): …The Left doesn’t just craft political strategies to attract single female voters. Liberal policies create them. One of the most significant […]

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The Progressive definitions of “Free Speech”

by Skip April 13, 2014

(H/T: Powerline)

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Dr. Betsy McCaughey nails Supreme Court Justice Kagan

by Skip March 30, 2014

Bravo (or do I have to be PC / Spanish correct and go Brava?)!  ‘Grok friend Betsy McCaughey is one of our favorites – former Lt. Gov. of New York, Constitutional Scholar, and one of the nation’s premier experts on Obamacare.  She goes all around the country on speaking engagements, is on the radio, a […]

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GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 – L & F Red Meat, The Republican Repair Kit, And Progressive Hate

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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Pam Tucker joins us as co-host as talk about the passion for liberty on display at CPAC, a much-needed “saleable’ version of the ‘Republican Repair Kit,’ progressive hate for individualism, the shadow BradleyCare casts over the New Hampshire advantage, Progressive government as the Democrats bag man, and more… Listen to Segment One Here Listen or […]

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Finger-Wagging Liberal Hartford Courant

by Rick Olson February 17, 2014

“If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.”  —Karl Kraus The Hartford Courant’s Friday editorial takes up the liberal finger-wagging cause of calling for law and order, calling those who have not registered their, “assault weapons”[sic] scofflaws. In an editorial entitled, State Can’t Let Gun Scofflaws […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip February 9, 2014

“The point of Progressivism is to put in front of the American people an increasingly rich menu of temptations to dependency on government in order to change social norms and, eventually, national character.  The president said ‘I want to fundamentally change America,’ and these disincentives to work are part of that.” -George Will, syndicated columnist […]

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Only the people change….plus some more

by Skip February 7, 2014

After all, some who were self-reliant and were paying for their own health insurance will now be put on the Public Dole (H/T: NetRightDaily with extra visages owned by their owners)

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Remember, it was the Democrat Party that instituted Jim Crow laws, created the KKK, and Dixiecrats that kept the Civil Rights Law from passing

by Skip February 2, 2014

And remember, one of the “sainted” Progressives in the Progressive Hall of Fame wasn’t much of a civil rightist now, was he?  All he did was to send us further in Viet Nam and micro-managed the effort to defeat and started the Trillions of spending on the War on Poverty that has done diddly to […]

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So, Progressives – Thanks for giving us the evil twin of Julia – Helga!

by Skip February 2, 2014

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Progressivism really is Totalitarianism

by Skip January 28, 2014

Like I said:  DCE’s (Weekend Pundit)  “Thoughts on a Sunday” is a mandatory read for me every week; this week was one of his best.  Next – he does a riff on what Tom Perkins said that today’s 1% are the new Jews facing a Kristallnact, given all of the class warfare that Obama, Occupy […]

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Can we say that the US Government IS in the process of becoming politically weaponized?

by Skip January 25, 2014

From Bryan Preston at PJ Media, a list of items that I think most people would agree are “not what Government is supposed to be doing”.  Remember, we have heard from Progressive for DECADES is that the reason we should give up (in part or in whole) our participation in our own governance is because […]

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The SB 244 And NICS Problem

by Rick Olson January 16, 2014

“If I were a magician, I’d hand out broken compasses. It’s all about misdirection.?”  —Jarod Kintz The Hearing on Senate Bill 244, “[R]equiring the names of certain persons to be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index,” came to hearing Tuesday before Senate Judiciary. The hearing process puzzled me. As is the […]

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