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  • How progressivism re-bounded after Wilson

    02/05/2017 6:31:09 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    One thing I don't think conservatives truely recognize and appreciate,(and I include myself in that - I always do) is that after the Woodrow Wilson era, how utterly devastated progressive ideology was. They were so annihilated, that a decade later they were forced to re-appropriate the word "liberal" and take it for themselves. In many ways, the 1920's is a "lost decade" for American tyranny aka progressivism. They were completely routed, and after the way Wilson abused regulatory and other powers, the American economy and American life suffered for it. There were no excuses. There was nobody to blame. Progressives...
  • I think I found the El Dorado of progressivism

    01/13/2017 8:14:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 55 replies
    When I got up this morning and sat down at my computer, I started searching. I don't quite know why, but once I got started I had a feeling. This morning, I was going to find something special. And, I did. As someone who is still realizing just how powerful of a weapon against progressivism that the progressives' own history is against them, I have found many useful things. But nothing like this. Arguably the most ardent planner of the New Deal, Rexford Guy Tugwell, gave a speech in 1939 titled "The Fourth Power". This speech is amazing for its...
  • The Fed's "Depression" and the Birth of the New Deal

    01/10/2017 1:07:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | Aug 1, 2001 | Lawrence M. Stratton, Paul Craig Roberts
    According to new deal historians, capitalism failed in the 1930s. What, then, is it doing flourishing in the United States, Britain, and Europe and taking root in Latin America and China, where it was never previously present? For the past 20 years there has been a large and growing incompatibility between the verdicts of historians and the performance of capitalism.In 1981 the United States reduced tax rates and reined in money growth. For two decades the economy has experienced an economic boom characterized by large income gains, high employment, and negligible inflation. In the U.K. similar reforms introduced by Margaret...
  • If We Want To Be Like Denmark We Need a NEW New Deal.

    10/18/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-18-2015 | MOTUS
    “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”― William Shakespeare, Hamlet “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet I award this week’s Captain Obvious award to Peggy Noonan for this astute observation: The 2008 Democratic contest was a rush to the center, with both leading Democrats, Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama, trying to show they were moderates at heart. The 2016 primary is a rush to the left. We are now not embarrassed to argue America should be more like Denmark. - WSJ Sadly...
  • New Deal with Stacked Deck

    09/22/2015 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A high school teacher who has worked in Oregon and Manhattan is determined to pass on his history of the Great Depression. By the end of Roosevelts first two terms in office, nonagricultural private-sector workers had the right to organize unions and the National Labor Relations Board was created to enforce that right, Adam Sanchez writes in the Fall 2015 issue of Rethinking Schools. The unemployed had access to a new, permanent system of unemployment insurance, and the elderly could rely on social security. Millions of people were put back to work through federal jobs programs. Sanchez, who teaches at...
  • To Keep the Republic

    08/12/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    A republic madam, if you can keep it. What did Ben Franklin mean by his famous retort at the close of the 1787 Federal Convention? Heres a clue: Voting every two years is insufficient effort to keep a republic. Franklin and his convention peers knew that unlike tyrannies and absolute monarchies, republics required the peoples active participation. This wasnt a new concept; our Framers were well aware of Roman and Greek republics, all of which amended and improved their unwritten constitutions as changing times warranted. It was from their love of liberty and dread of consolidated power the Roman Republic...
  • Who's Responsible for the Moral Decline?

    06/03/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A recent Gallup poll, "Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time," shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where black and white has faded into varying shades of gray, we are better served going back to where it began because we didn't get where we are today overnight. America's moral decline began with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt [FDR]. Their arrogant defiance and blatant hostility toward the U.S. Constitution inspired them to lead an insurrection from the Oval Office, effectively convincing...
  • Shriveled grapes, shriveled liberty

    04/19/2015 1:59:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4-19-15 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the governments reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Hornes raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In an economic depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So Franklin Delano Roosevelts brains trust...
  • George Will: The Export-Import Bank's grip

    03/13/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NEWSOK ^ | 3-12-15 | George Will
    WASHINGTON Conservatives next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the governments tentacles off what should be societys private sphere. The bank, which exists to allocate credit by criteria other than the markets preference for efficiency, mirrors the market-distorting policies of foreign governments. These policies favor those countries exports that compete with Americas. Much of what the bank does is supposedly to level the playing field. When Fred P. Hochberg, the banks chairman and president, defends it, an old joke comes to mind:...
  • Reflections on the 82nd Anniversary of the New Deal

    03/02/2015 2:00:15 PM PST · by Publius · 17 replies
    A Publius Essay | 2 March 2015 | Publius
    Before the New DealThe essay Federalism: Yesterday and Today covers Federalism from the Founding period to the modern era, with some attention paid to the Progressive Movement. The Progressives thought that the solutions to Americas problems, which they believed originated with Big Business, would only be found in Big Government as a counterbalance. They believed that Big Government should nudge, or even coerce, Americans to live properly which meant to live as this university-educated elite saw fit. The earlier essay laid out their political and social agendas. The Constitution was an impediment to this agenda, and the Progressives needed...
  • People Committed Terrible Deeds In The Name Of Democrats

    02/07/2015 8:15:06 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/07/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other party, remember that from its founding until the 1960s, people committed terrible deeds in the name of the Democratic Party. In our own party, slavery and Jim Crow all too often were justified in the Democratic platform. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, possibly the first grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, spoke at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. Most Klansmen were Democrats. The party refused to condemn the Klan as late as its 1924 convention, a gathering wags called the Klanbake. Woodrow Wilson, a...
  • GOVERNOR MARKELL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE NEWDEAL NEW IDEAS CHALLENGE

    12/16/2014 9:40:15 AM PST · by Twotone · 1 replies
    The New Deal ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Laura Burton Capps
    Today at an awards ceremony in Washington DC, Governor Jack Markell, an honorary chair of the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), announced the winners of the groups New Ideas Challenge. NewDEAL is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials working to expand opportunity in the changing economy.
  • Fixing a meme about FDR that liberals love

    10/19/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I like to "fix" liberal memes and then release them back into the wild :-)
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • New Deal Fruit Mandates Means Millions of Pounds of Cherries Getting Dumped

    07/18/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Ron French has a great article in Bridge Magazine looking at "the crazy economics of Michigan's favorite pitted fruit." The piece describes some of the federal cherry regulations that are mostly left over from the New Deal of the 1930s: [T]he tart cherry industry is told by the U.S. government how much of their product they can put on the market. The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), operating under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), sets restrictions on the percentage of the tart cherry crop that can be sold. Some years the share of the market restricted from...
  • The Real Great Depression?

    07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT · by statestreet · 4 replies
    The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe. In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding Americas Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelts New Deal didor did notdealt with it. In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status. Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled backand doubled-downto collaborate on a graphic version of The...
  • The Rise and the Rise of the Administrative State (Great Read)

    05/07/2014 8:52:47 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    The post-New Deal administrative state is unconstitutional, and its validation by the legal system amounts to nothing less than a bloodless constitutional revolution.... [....] The constitutional separation of powers is a means to safeguard the liberty of the people. In Madisons famous words, the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. The destruction of this principle of separation of powers is perhaps the crowning jewel of the modern administrative revolution. Administrative agencies routinely...
  • Excessive Government, antibiotics and radiation are bad medicine

    04/07/2014 11:05:55 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    All threecan be good or bad depending on how much, how and for what used. That a little bit mightbe good does not mean that a lotmorewill be better.RadiationMany years ago, in the mid to late 1940's and early 1950's when I was a young boy, shoe stores had X-ray machinespermitting one to view images of the bones in one's feet. Health hazardswere recognized but generally ignored. Although most of the dose was directed at the feet, a substantial amount would scatter or leak in all directions. Shielding materials were sometimes displaced to improve image quality, to make the machine...
  • My Response To Yesterday's Stupidity

    09/11/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 9/11/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Here's my response to Commander Zer0's verbal assault on reason that took place last night. I realize that our Dear Leader's plans to provide al-Qaeda air cover may not materialize, but keep this in mind: We have a failing dictator who's willing to start world War III to distract the country from his varied scandals and Zimbabwe-like economy. Anything is still possible with this pile of human debris in the White House. Without further ado: *** For the last couple of days, we've been exposed to an endless stream of war propaganda in support of Chairman Obama's Syrian adventure. Without...
  • John F'n Kerry: The Democrats Wendell Willkie

    04/28/2004 2:50:23 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 67+ views
    By the end of the 1930s the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt had lost a great deal of its luster. While the New Deal undeniably brought tangible benefits to millions of Americans, it had not delivered on its promise of economic recovery. Ten years after the Great Crash of 1929, nearly one worker in five was unemployed, despite the administration having racked up a series of budget deficits that were unprecedented in peacetime. Moreover, the president himself was caught in a dilemma there was no up-and-coming Democrat whom he believed to be a worthy successor to the Oval Office....