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Progressive Totalitarianism

Progressives and the Proper Role of Government – and Your Subservience to It.

“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.” -Councilman Jesse Dominguez

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 elected officials WOULD contemplate “is this Constitutional”? This is the elitism of the Democrat Party and it lines up with their ideology of collectivism and control.

THIS, my friends, is Totalitarianism written kinda slow.

San Francisco skyline

Translating Outbound U-Hauls Into Tax Revenues (Downward)

San Francisco and California have made themselves shining examples. Couldn’t happen to a better City and State. When you make yourselves unhealthy to live in from a financial standpoint, no amount of “Best weather in the US” (frankly, Hawai’i is better).


Notable Quote – “…of the Progressive Era were its greatest failures”

[Progressives of the 1930s] were determined that their vision of the managed economy should take precedence in all areas of life. Although they purported to have great sophistication on economic and social matters, their understanding of those matters was primitive, and their disdain for the evident signs of social improvement colored their vision of the …

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Riots in minneapolis

What do you expect in cities run by Democrats forever?

Ms. Burke (July 17, The Daily Sun) is apparently laboring under the delusion that regular citizens, who chose to attend the Laconia rally while armed, somehow are siphoning funds from Wu-Flu testing. What can one say to that? I’ve got nothing.

Dodge Durango Hellcat

FB Doodlings – Treehugger wants to make the Dodge Durango Hellcat illegal

Which is par for the course as Lloyd hates all “fossil fuel” cars and barely tolerates electric ones. Being a “sustainability” professor, he does believe in stuffing us all into “cities” with “walkable” neighborhoods where you would work, shop, and play. Gotta move around? Walk it or bike it – or Public transportation. Small apartments …

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Notable Quotes – George Will

Note a contradiction in progressivism that has become steadily more severe in the century since [Woodrow] Wilson wrote. Progressivism has no objection to steady enlargement of the “conceptions of state duty.” Quite the contrary, such enlargement is the progressive agenda – the expansion of the central government’s supervision of society’s complexities. But as solicitous government permeates society …

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