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  • The time is long overdue to abolish the FDA.

    07/14/2018 6:54:40 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 28 replies
    In the last several days I've had four different people in discussions about what is going on with cigar regulations. For whatever reason, this story has people talking. On the surface, that's great. The devastation that government regulation wreaks upon our society normally goes unnoticed. But my answer to solve the problem is one that nobody ever considers: Abolish the Food and Drug Administration. And I know what thoughts people have in their minds because I can see the look of surprise on their faces: "But what about our food?" "what about drug safety?" These and other questions just like...
  • Who was the first President to implement price controls?

    06/08/2018 5:56:20 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    The more I research progressivism to discover ways to use their history against them, the more I understand why nobody's ever really done this before. Nobody actually wants the answer to the question because it always leads back to Theodore Roosevelt. In today's episode of erased history, or how American progressive historians have turned TR's legacy into the American version of a picture missing Nikolai Yezhov, we examine how price controls, contrary to popular belief, was not first implemented by Nixon, or Franklin Roosevelt, or even Woodrow Wilson as a part of the effort for World War I. But it...
  • Constitution? Not important.

    06/02/2018 7:16:50 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    In his book "Progressive Democracy" (1914), Herbert Croly wrote the following: (page 29) As in the case of every great political edifice, the materials composing the American system are derived from many different sources, and are characterized by unequal values, both as to endurance and as to latent possibilities. The appearance of definiteness and finality which it derives from its embodiment in specific constitutional documents and other authoritative words is to a large extent illusory. Its real origin and meaning are very much more doubtful and complex than these words intimate. Historians are no more agreed as to the former...
  • The constitution and the second amendment: "It always has been up for reinterpretation"

    05/09/2018 4:15:32 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 51 replies
    Has it? In case you didn't notice, Representative Bill Foster believes in word substitution and the living and breathing constitutional doctrine. He said: It always has been up for reinterpretation. The technology changes, and the weapons thought to be too dangerous to be in private hands change. A civil war cannon is frankly much less dangerous than weapons we are allowed to carry on the streets in many of the states and cities in our country today. This is something where technology changes and public attitude changes and both are important in each of the generations. Of course, if one...
  • Mark Levin: Progressivism & Herbert Croly's idea

    04/21/2018 12:10:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 06 2018 | Mark Levin
    The progressives and Herbert Croly’s idea is that we must reject our history and recognize and rally around the views of the elite. Croly tied historical progress with material egalitarianism and wanted to regulate the distribution of wealth. Progressivism emphasizes social engineering and centralized government. This is why you have a war on our culture, because there is no eternal moral order.
  • The Origin of Progressive Hostility

    03/15/2018 5:45:16 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    There's an article recently written on a website Quillette titled The Psychology of Progressive Hostility which is very well written, I highly recommend it. One part of the article asks the following question: "So how and why have these activists become so intolerant and horrible to deal with?" It is questions like that that this blog are built around. Due to the progressives' complete dominance of academia(history) and media(journalism), I think it is safe to say that progressivism is the least understood ideology of modern history. For what the article is and how it is set out to examine what...
  • Marbury v. Madison: Was the 1789 Judiciary act actually unconstitutional?

    03/10/2018 9:57:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    In part 1 of this series, I asked one very simple question: Are progressives telling the truth about Marbury? In part 2, I examined the gap between the activist cases of the early-mid 1900s and the 1803 ruling. In part 3, the negative and positive aspects of how the Marbury ruling functioned were examined. Here in part 4, we will look at the constitution and look at the judiciary act. Since we know that progressives don't tell the truth about anything, then we have to start from square one. Why this is important, is progressives have long linked judicial activism...
  • Executive Orders From the nation's Founding To Progressivism

    03/03/2018 12:18:10 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
  • Is "Judicial Review" a negative power or a positive power?

    03/03/2018 5:26:36 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In part 1 of this series, I asked one very simple question: "Are progressives telling the truth about Marbury?" In part 2, I examined the gap between the activist cases of the early-mid 1900s and the 1803 ruling. Here in part 3, the negative and positive aspects are examined. The negative power to say something is unconstitutional is clearly a different animal than the positive power of cooking up whole new legislation. It is not uncommon to read or hear judicial review cast as a veto or a nullification - a negative - and with a view on Marbury veto...
  • When did the courts stop looking at Marbury v. Madison as "that mandamus case"

    02/25/2018 12:00:52 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    In part 1 of this series, I asked one very simple question: "Are progressives telling the truth about Marbury?" Since we know that progressives don't tell the truth about anything, then we have to start from square one. Why this is important, is progressives have long linked judicial activism to Marbury as the home of every scheme they've devised, but the more I look into it, the less I can see this is true. And if Marbury is not the source of the problem, then we need to identify the real cause. You don't stop cancers with flu medicines and...
  • Marbury v. Madison: The one place progressives are telling the truth?

    02/23/2018 4:05:34 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 26 replies
    Progressives claim that judicial activism was born with John Marshall's most well know ruling. But we all know that progressives don't tell the truth. So then what actually is Marbury all about, and what are its true results? Since progressives are not honest, where did judicial activism truely get established? What is the difference between judicial activism and judicial review?
  • See. Progressives do not separate "society" and "government"

    02/22/2018 8:01:43 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    This is progressive ideology 101 here. Forget that this is gun grabbing. Forget that this is running to the camera seeking the spotlight. Kamala Harris, who is working very hard to position herself as a future presidential candidate, recently said the following: When you see the effect of this extreme violence on a human body, and especially the body of a child, maybe it will shock some people into understanding this cannot be a political issue. We have to be practical. I support the Second Amendment, but we have to have smart gun safety laws. We cannot tolerate a society...
  • Progressivism = Henry George. Not Karl Marx.

    02/08/2018 5:14:16 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 34 replies
    In the past, I have speculated heavily (based on deeply rooted and provable cultural origins that the original progressives called themselves "progressive" based directly upon the title of Henry George's book Progress and Poverty. (see also 1, 2, and 3) I speculate no longer. In the Quarterly Register for 1893, the following is written: The discontent of the workingmen and the mercantile classes in London against the wealthy titled landlords, has been increasing for several years. The latter have always succeeded in the past in minimizing the taxes on their own property, throwing a large part of the burden upon...
  • Listen to this progressive whine about how bad the 14th amendment is

    01/14/2018 5:58:38 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    From a Constitutional and therefore conservative(as in modern conservatism) point of view, the 14th amendment is a fantastic bit of work. I don't bring this up too often, because the 14th amendment didn't become a weapon of progressivism until somewhere in the 1950's(and it is thus generally outside of the scope of my focus), but the 14th amendment takes plenty of attacks from many who are not actually attacking that amendment, but rather, the courts' misuse of it. But they don't know that, which is sad. Most conservatives, if they knew the timeline, would be ardent, ardent defenders of the...
  • Why conservatives and progressives cannot compromise with each other. One must win, one must lose.

    01/09/2018 4:44:48 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    In his book The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly wrote the following: (page 29) But although Hamilton is much the finer man and much the sounder thinker and statesman, there were certain limitations in his ideas and sympathies the effects of which have been almost as baleful as the effects of Jefferson's intellectual superficiality and insincerity. He perverted the American national idea almost as much as Jefferson perverted the American democratic idea, and the proper relation of these two fundamental conceptions one to another cannot be completely understood until this double perversion is corrected. To make Hamilton and Jefferson...
  • How many Founding Fathers were themselves held in slavery?

    12/22/2017 4:29:25 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 48 replies
    A couple of years ago, I came across and wrote about an article in Ebony magazine on the topic of white slavery. This highlights yet another miscarriage of fake historians. We are all supposed to collectively shrug our shoulders, wave our hand and say "oh but that was just 'indentured servitude'. That wasn't real slavery." As the Ebony article makes clear, yes, it was very much "just as real" as the slavery we are all constantly made to feel guilty for. But I've already written what I wanted about that article. Here's the real question: How many of the Founding...
  • Yes, progressives have written that they hate America.

    12/17/2017 2:27:05 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    They just don't use that language, because they believe their vision is better and not harmful. Problem is, in their writings they have gone too far in regards to spilling the beans. Around the time of the 2008 election, Michelle Obama was caught on video stating: "We're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation". This is nothing new; however, what she did not do was explain what she meant. Other progressives have explained what they meant using virtually identical language. In 1909, in the book...
  • Have you ever noticed that "precedents" always benefit bigger, growing government?

    12/16/2017 12:06:21 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    Net Neutrality was just repealed. Why isn't that precedent setting? It's very precedent setting to me. You see, this word, "precedent", too, has been corrupted by the progressives. What if an entire agency were abolished tomorrow? Would that be precedent setting? In reality, yes it would be setting a precedent. But would it be cast that way? No, of course not. It wouldn't be talked of that way, and it wouldn't be reported that way. But on the other hand any time a court decision, or trillion dollar budgets, or thousands of executive orders, etc etc..... all of that and...
  • This data set is incomplete. The Founders and slavery....

    12/05/2017 3:56:32 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    What percentage of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence owned slaves? It's about 73%. What percentage of delegates to the Constitutional Convention owned slaves? It's just under 50%. Problem is, this data set is complete, and it is purposefully structured to give the Founding Fathers short shrift. Even among slave-holding Founders, there is a clear number of them who even though they owned slaves, they weren't happy or fond of the issue. I came across this "data" while looking up something tangentially unrelated, but I didn't see any conservative blogs or news sites who had directly addressed this so...
  • What if Oskar Schindler were treated the way the Founding Fathers are?

    11/19/2017 5:30:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Yes or no? Was Oskar Schindler a member of the Nazi party? If the answer is yes, then the final word is that he was a racist and an anti-semite. There are no other facts, there is no other context and important information to the story. He was, in fact, a high-ranking Nazi party member. It's a fact. He was a racist. He was a high-ranking racist. Fact. -------------------------------- You know the progressives wouldn't stand for this for very long. They would want to dig, they would want to add context, etc etc. They would want to make sure it...