Are Progressives Dangerous?

Introduction: Following is an essay tweaked from an Essay I wrote for my website: www.kadashan37 entitled ”In the Course of Human Events.”  Check it out; here is an example:

Progressives

How many of us are familiar with the Declaration of Independence these days? If you were fortunate enough to study it in school and read it we  are reminded that the Founding Fathers believed in the Natural Law and God’s law.  Native Americans lived and abided by the Natural Law and lost their way when they were forced on reservations, which took away their ability to live their traditional lifestyle; even though they are making strides to live the American way in this day and age---living the Natural Law is pretty much a secret to them anymore, and is strange to the American people as well.   Today the Natural Law has been forgotten and, of course, God’s laws are disappearing from our American way of life by a very persuasive progressive movement. For the past hundred years America has been gradually invaded by progressivism.

Who are progressives?  As a starter, we know that Hillary Clinton embraces progressivism. Even though she is labeled as a Democrat she has admitted that she is a progressive Democrat. The progressive movement began as a social crusade in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and gradually grew into a political movement. The term progressive represents a range of assorted political pressure groups and progressives believe that the struggles society faces today—such as poverty, violence, greed, racism, class warfare, etc. could best be addressed by providing a good education, a safe environment, and an efficient workplace. While these are worthy programs, progressives were primarily college educated and believed that government could be a tool for change toward socialism.

 Progressive philosophies began to be accepted by members from both political parties. President Theodore Roosevelt was a Republican and later in his career as President, he embraced progressive mindsets and said that he “believed that wise progressivism and wise conservatism go hand in hand”. President Woodrow Wilson was also a member of the progressive movement in the Democratic Party.  Modern progressives now tend to describe racism as merely a social concept; in the United States, some progressives supported imperialism while others opposed it. During World War I, progressive President Wilson published the concept of national self-determination and criticized imperialist competition and colonial injustices. In the1920s to the 70’s, there was widespread acceptance in many nations of a large role for the central governments’ intrusion into the economy. However, they believed federal intervention into state policies in the 70’s and 80’s would begin to play a major role in the market economy. During the Great Recession, economic policies were established and influenced by progressives in mainstream politics. Nearly all modern-day politicians bring forth many of these ideas and the resulting fact is that the progressive movement is moving us further and further away from the Natural Law and more and more toward socialism. So---is progresivism a dangerous movement? 

You decide. I know so---.

The cure for these ideas that are threatening the solidarity of America is to return to abiding by the laws of God and living the Natural Law.[1] 

 



[1] See my book The Law of Nature and Nature’s God, Our lives, our liberties, our pursuit of happiness on Amazon.com

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