Liberals don’t own the word “progressive”.
They like to think they do because they don’t like calling themselves liberal.
I have to ask: “Progressive compared to what, or who?”
If compared to the knee-jerk, kool-aid drinking, mesmorized followers of “The One”, today’s progressives are really the Democrats, Republicans, convervatives, libertarians and right thinking Americans who wish to advance the cause of our progressive Founding Fathers. In doing that, they must inherently oppose the socialization of the United States of America!
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “progressive” like this:
a : of, relating to, or characterized by progress
b : making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities
Now, in the lock-step world of Obama liberals, you either follow the line; repeat the talking points and never disagree with “The One” or you’re
- “sabotaging democracy” (as liberal senator Harry Reid says)
- “…carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.” (as liberal House member Nancy Pelosi has said)
- “un-American” (another name calling “gem” by Pelosi)
Note to self – research this point: Don’t liberals think of themselves as ‘tolerant’?
Please note “b” (above): “making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities“.
Based on that definition, I don’t see a single “progressive” in any current day liberal.
Americans who believe in new opportunities for all are the progressives.
The Founding Fathers were progressive for their day. They didn’t sabotage democracy, they helped to shape it into a concrete, new idea, that has lasted well over 200 years.
I believe in those principles. My blog is ProgressiveThink.com