Progressives dont want Freedom they want forced Equality
I would re-phrase that as "Politicians" dont want Freedom they want money and a compliant public to accept the ideas of their "betters".
This goes for the Dems and the GOP, though there are rare exceptions.
Referring to the vast majority of politicians, neither Dems nor GOP are at all interested in restoring robust liberty to their constituents and diligently abiding by the Constitution.
Maybe they will start in that direction some day, but I have valid doubts we will see it in our lifetimes.