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  • 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...
  • James Damore’s Lawsuit Exposes Google’s Culture of Ignorant Intolerance

    01/09/2018 10:48:04 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | David French
    Social-justice warriors dominate a leading tech company.Let’s ponder a disturbing question: What if the crisis of free speech on college campuses, with their often extreme intolerance for conservative points of view, represents the high point for free expression in a student’s life? In other words, what if the “real world” is more repressive, more ignorant, and more punitive toward dissenting speech? What if entire corporations adopt the ideologies and norms of the most ruthless campus social-justice warriors, ruining careers and depriving employees of their livelihoods when those employees dissent from the dominant ideology? In other words, what if the rest...
  • 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...
  • Why Liberals Need to Look Down on Conservatives

    01/09/2018 6:08:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Selwyn Duke
    A common theme among progressives is that conservatives aren't just wrong; they're dumb. Reagan was dumb. G.W. Bush was dumb. Trump is dumb. "Knuckle-dragger," "mouth-breather," "stupid," and "uncultured" are typical pejoratives hurled at conservatives, who apparently tend to live in trailer parks, require dental care, handle snakes, and marry first cousins. Why, I had a liberal actor (excuse the redundancy) tell me once that I wasn't necessarily bad, just not as "evolved" as he was. (I had a great retort at the ready, but I decided just to lash him with my tail instead.) The reason for this arrogance isn't...
  • When did you stop watching TV?

    01/07/2018 6:03:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 147 replies
    Vanity | 7 January, 2018 | mark twain
    When did you stop watching TV? When I did so, it was a watershed moment. Without the constant drumbeat of Progressive narratives being poured into my brain, my life immediately became better. I started thinking more clearly. I found I had much more time for productive work. I accomplished much more. I recall that I considered Claire Wolfe's advise in "101 THINGS TO DO 'TIL THE REVOLUTION". Claire suggested to "Kill your TV". I did not do that, but I stopped watching. Eventually, I gave it away. My signed copy of Claire's book is dated April 19th, 1997. It is...
  • Surprise! ISIS Inspired Terrorist Arrested In San Francisco Was An Anti-Trump Antifa Supporter

    12/23/2017 7:26:36 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Central Mirror ^ | 12-23-2017
    One day after local media outlets in San Francisco confirmed that the FBI had arrested Muslim convert Everitt Aaron Jameson for planning to attack the popular Pier 39 shopping center and tourist attraction, it has been revealed that the suspect was also a supporter of Antifa and other hard-left causes. According to authorities, Jameson targeted Pier 39 because of his knowledge of the area and the specific fact that it would be “heavily crowded.” The man also believed that it would be easy to “funnel” more people into the area in order to murder them. While mainstream media reports have...
  • A Senate of the States - The 17th Amendment

    12/21/2017 12:54:36 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 21st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In continuance of the Senate of the States series, the next three squibs leave the Federal Convention and visit the decades leading to the destructive 17th Amendment (17A). The 17A triggered a cascade of stunning downwind consequences, perhaps only second in effect to the immediate post-Civil War amendments. As opposed to the 13th – 15th Amendments which reset society, the 17A reset our republican governing form. Overnight, the 17A transformed the Framers’ exquisite compound democratic/federal structure into a democratic form deadly to republics.1 Why the 17th Amendment? What enormous forces convinced the people, states, and congress to trade a proven,...
  • The Perfectibility of Man: A Seductive Fallacy

    12/19/2017 3:02:25 AM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    The Declination ^ | 12/18/17 | Thales
    Nonetheless, the SJW believes the perfection can happen, or at least a constant state of “Progress” can be sustained, like a limit approaching perfection. Mankind, you see, can be set on an upward trajectory of “Progress” constantly nearer to a state of perfection, constantly improving. It’s a core tenet, though often an unspoken one, of Progressivism. This is why, when a Progressive violates the narrative, his apology often contains the words I will try to do better. He fell off the trajectory toward human perfection – whatever that might be – and must get back on. He must catch up....
  • 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...
  • The Gay High-Water Mark (Steyn on Australia)

    11/27/2017 4:24:46 PM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    Mark Steyn (his own site) ^ | November 27, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Australia's "marriage equality" campaign triumphed in this month's referendum under the slogan "Let's Get It Done". In other words, it's inevitable, so why waste another five years arguing about it? Let's get it done, and over, and move on to transgender bathrooms or whatever's next. That's how "progressives" think about progress. As a certain author wrote long ago in a certain bestselling book: We assume that social progress is like technological progress: it can't be reversed. Just as you can't disinvent the internal combustion engine, so you can't disinvent women's rights. Just as the horse and buggy yielded to the...
  • Do Conservatives And Liberals Have Enough in Common to Keep A Country Together Anymore?

    11/17/2017 11:36:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | John Hawkins
    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” – The Declaration of Independence Remember the woman who was fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade? Well, she has been deluged with job offers from liberals and a Gofundme...
  • 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...
  • Specialization in progressivism: gun control, car control, etc.

    11/15/2017 5:28:12 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In my last blog post, I wrote about how critical specialization is to progressive ideology, and the weaknesses that get bred in because of that. I also wanted to point something out, and I don't think very many people will like it. Culturally, I am quite certain that progressivism would be hard pressed to justify its own existence without specialization, and gun control is one of those topics that is probably the easiest to dissect. One of the main stated goals of gun control is to get guns out of the hands of pretty much everybody, but the only people...
  • The Poor Are Not Poor Because the Rich Are Rich

    11/15/2017 6:48:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Star Parker
    A new study released by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., headlines what they see as shocking news that in America some people are much wealthier than others. Some findings of the study, entitled "Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us," are: -- "The three wealthiest people in the United States -- Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett -- now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population." -- The 400 billionaires on the Forbes 400 list "now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the American...
  • The role of specialization in progressivism

    11/04/2017 8:51:35 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    The cultural role of specialization in progressive ideology has become more apparent to me over the years, especially as I learn more about them at the same time I am learning about the Founders. It should be overlooked any longer. The progressives, they really enjoy specialization. Man #1, he is a professional organizer. Always has been, always will be. Man #2 is a professional Human Resources coordinator. Man 3# is a professional journalist. Man #4 is a professional teacher. Man #5 is a CEO. Man #6, he is a professional politician. Wait a second. Professional politician? Go with me here...
  • The 6 Big Ways Liberals Are Destroying America’s Culture

    10/29/2017 5:14:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2017 | John Hawkins
    There was a time when we used to be a nation that pushed freedom, responsibility, decency, patriotism and hard work. Some of us still believe in those things, but because of liberalism, much more destructive values have seeped into our culture like toxic waste. There are many ways that liberals have degraded our culture, but these are the worst of the worst.1) The Politicization Of Everything: Want to watch football? There are players protesting the flag. Turn on a Hollywood awards ceremony? There are actors making political statements. Want to go to the bathroom in peace? Well, first, we need...
  • Progressive on progressive violence

    10/28/2017 9:36:44 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Progressives are the stupidest people on the planet. They really are. It's moderately funny to consider that around a year ago, the progressives of today were attacking Woodrow Wilson, and now we have the progressives out there attacking another historical progressive, Theodore Roosevelt. You seen this report? Activists splash red paint on Theodore Roosevelt statue on Museum of Natural History stepsTheodore Roosevelt is being attacked because he was white and because he was an imperialist. This is so incredibly dumb. Theodore Roosevelt was an open progressive. He was proud of social justice. These are not secrets, you can google them...
  • What Progressives Really Want- They Are All Grubers

    10/16/2017 7:08:05 PM PDT · by Yaacov · 10 replies
    Breath of the Beast ^ | 10/16/2017 | Yaacov ben Moshe
    What Progressives Really Want- They Are All Grubers Newt Gingrich in his excellent book Understanding Trump has used Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s formulation of IYI (Intelligent Yet Idiot) to describe the class of Elitists, intellectuals and “experts” who typify the heavily credentialed but mostly incompetent policy charlatans, intellectual shamans and academic planners against whom the Tea Party, Brexit, and Trump/Make America Great Again movements have reacted. This is a very useful observation and a good starting point if you want to really understand who Progressives are and what they want. In the most general sense, they want to rule us and...