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  • Theodore Roosevelt supported the death tax

    09/30/2017 8:04:42 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 53 replies
    Chalk another one up for big government progressivism. I recently posted about progressive republicans and the 16th amendment, having learned during that research that this was the case: I did not know previously that TR supported the death tax. Here is what he said in 1906: As a matter of personal conviction, and without pretending to discuss the details or formulate the system, I feel that we shall ultimately have to consider the adoption of some such scheme as that of a progressive tax on all fortunes, beyond a certain amount, either given in life or devised or bequeathed upon...
  • Mike Pence Compares Donald Trump To Teddy Roosevelt, Who Said White People Were The 'Forward Race'

    08/18/2017 8:58:21 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 73 replies
    newsweek ^ | Harriet Sinclair
    Vice President Mike Pence compared President Donald Trump to former President Teddy Roosevelt, who believed white people were “the forward race.” Speaking on Tuesday, just days after violence at a white supremacist rally left one person dead, Pence made the unfortunate comparison between the U.S.’ 26th president and Trump. “In President Donald Trump, the United States once again has a president whose vision, energy and can-do spirit is reminiscent of President Teddy Roosevelt,” Pence said in comments reported by Guardian correspondent Ben Jacobs.
  • Take down 'racist' Theodore Roosevelt statue, activists tell New York museum

    08/15/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    Hundreds of activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day. More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as activists covered the statue of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African American and Native American on either side and demanded it be ultimately removed. “A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” the group explained in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but...
  • Fmr. Trump Advisor Carter Page Plans to Sue Obama Officials For Civil Rights Violations

    04/19/2017 11:50:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Law Newz ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    The FBI case into former Donald Trump campaign advisor Carter Page just took another legal twist. CNN is reporting that the FBI used that infamous Trump dossier as part of “the justification” to convince a FISA court to issue a warrant allowing them to secretly monitor Page. The investigation is reportedly probing possible ties between the one-time Trump advisor and Russia. But, what is particularly interesting from a legal stand point is Page’s reaction to this latest development. Apparently, he’s now planning on taking the Obama officials to court. He said in a statement: “I look forward to the Privacy...
  • Progressive Cause Greater Than Any Individual, by Theodore Roosevelt

    03/10/2017 7:08:20 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    PROGRESSIVE CAUSE GREATER THAN ANY INDIVIDUALBy Theodore Roosevelt, October 14th, 1912 Just before entering the Auditorium at Milwaukee, an attempt was made on Colonel Roosevelt's life. The speech which follows is from a stenographic report, differing considerably from the prepared manuscript. - Editor's Note FRIENDS, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a...
  • Where We Can Work With Socialists, by Theodore Roosevelt

    02/21/2017 12:38:13 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Where We Can Work With SocialistsIt is true that the doctrines of communistic Socialism, if consistently followed, mean the ultimate annihilation of civilization. Yet the converse is also true. Ruin faces us if we decline steadily to try to reshape our whole civilization in accordance with the law of service, and if we permit ourselves to "Be mislecf by any empirical or academic consideration into refusing to exert the common power of the community where only collective action can do what individualism has left undone, or can remedy the wrongs done by an unrestricted and ill-regulated individualism. There is any...
  • Where We Cannot Work With Socialists, by Theodore Roosevelt

    02/21/2017 12:35:04 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Where We Cannot Work With SocialistsIt is always difficult to discuss a question when it proves impossible to define the terms in which that question is to be discussed. Therefore there is not much to be gained by a discussion of Socialism versus Individualism in the abstract. Neither absolute Individualism nor absolute Socialism would be compatible with civilization at all; and among the arguments of the extremists of either side the only unanswerable ones are those which show the absurdity of the position of the other. Not so much as the first step towards real civilization can be taken until...
  • What if the Bureau of Land Management were its own country?

    12/29/2016 10:00:33 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Have you ever heard "what if Texas were its own country" or "what if California", etc.... Here we go. If Alaska were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 33rd among all of the world's nations. If Texas were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 40th among all of the world's nations. If California were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 59th among all of the world's nations. But what of the BLM - the Bureau of Land Management, an...
  • Eugenics: Margaret Sanger vs. Theodore Roosevelt

    12/17/2016 6:03:11 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    Here's something I do not understand: The very same people who blast Margaret Sanger, and inevitably bring up the fact that she supported eugenics, will then turn around and defend Theodore Roosevelt with the deepest sincerity knowing full well that Theodore Roosevelt also supported eugenics. Somehow TR is a good progressive, but MS is a bad progressive. How is this possible?!?!?!???? In my book, there are no good progressives and I think every last one of them ought to be thrown out onto the ash heap of history. What follows are two quotes, and I defy anybody - anybody to...
  • Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

    12/07/2016 3:23:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 12:33 PM EST
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The Ohio Republican told WCPO.com in Cincinnati that Trump is similar to Roosevelt, the 26th president, because he’s “another guy who saw himself larger than life.” He said Trump doesn’t want to just “trim around the edges” as president. “If you look at what Teddy Roosevelt did, he came in to do big things,” Boehner said. “I think Donald Trump wants to do big things.” …
  • How Theodore Roosevelt's big government schemes created the modern trucking industry

    10/28/2016 10:35:43 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Does today's trucker and trucking industry owe its entire existence to big government? The answer to that question may very well be yes. Recently, I wrote a post pulling together details about how Teddy used "reaching across the aisle" to undermine any attempt to keep government small, in passing the 1906 Hepburn Act. But what happened after the act passed? Well, it significantly damaged the railroad industry, and some news outlets at the time attributed the economic recession: the Panic of 1907 (whom some also call the "Roosevelt Panic") specifically to the Hepburn Act.(Source) The Panic had multiple causes to...
  • Theodore Roosevelt - the original "reach across the aisle" republican

    10/27/2016 12:31:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Have you ever heard the whole story about exactly what it was that ol' Teddy did to get the 'rate bill' - the Hepburn Act, passed in 1906? If I didn't know the details of what I was reading and who was involved, I would swear this story mirrored a similar situation with John McCain rampaging on the floor of the Senate against Tea Party Hobbitses. Yes my friends. All tricks are fair game. Roosevelt threatened to pass the bill with democrat votes in order to undercut his own party, in order to stick the nose of government further into...
  • 1912 U.S. Election Campaign Speech Audio (Teddy Roosevelt)

    08/14/2016 9:02:52 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1912 | Theodore Roosevelt (audio recording)
    Live phonograph recording of former president Teddy Roosevelt speech regarding special interest corruption in the Democrat and Republican parties, given more than a century ago (1912). Words are just as true today as they were then. Could have been spoken by Donald Trump. Worth a listen, despite the poor audio quality.
  • What do Hillary Clinton and Theodore Roosevelt have in common? Hypocrisy, critics, and criticism

    07/16/2016 5:51:30 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    After spending years trying to silence people in the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", Hillary Clinton shrieked this little number: I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate, and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic and we should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration. Yes, unfortunately, I had to listen to it. I provided the link, but for the sake of your health you might not want to click and listen to the YouTube clip. Now, onto Dear Leader Teddy's...
  • Ithaca and the Presidency: We were once a swing town in a swing state

    04/19/2016 3:09:43 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Ithaca Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Charlie Githier
    It is a presidential election year, but do not expect that candidates will come a-wooing to Ithaca this fall. For decades, ours has been a reliably Democratic city in a reliably Democratic state.... The joke has always been that Ithaca is “centrally isolated.” We are not really on the way to anywhere else, and candidates in the heat of battle put their time and money into swing communities in swing counties in swing states. It was not always so, though, and Ithaca has seen its share of supplicants over the years. Presidential election campaigning—as we have known it since the...
  • No, Mr. Roosevelt. What you did was establish American tyranny

    03/22/2016 7:12:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    The progressingamerica project exists primarily, for more than any other reason, to show just how dangerous progressivism is. The progressives own history is one of the best weapons we have against these people. Read this, this is Obama. He could have very well said this in our time. Now, my ambition is that, in however small a way, the work I do shall be along the Washington and Lincoln lines. While President I have been President, emphatically; I have used every ounce of power there was in the office and I have not cared a rap for the criticisms of...
  • Did Theodore Roosevelt take "New Nationalism" from Herbert Croly?

    07/28/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    It's long been known that Theodore Roosevelt was influenced by the book "The Promise of American Life", as well as Croly's other writings as he himself makes clear in the essay "Two Noteworthy Books on Democracy. What is questioned is to what degree, how it happened, and if the slogan "New Nationalism" itself is a direct lift. On page 169 is where Croly uses the phrase. In the New York Independent, the following is written: (Page 957, this was originally published in 1912) The New Democracy resembles in some points Croly's "Promise of American Life," from which Colonel Roosevelt got...
  • Conservation does not stop with the natural resources - Theodore Roosevelt

    07/21/2012 4:12:57 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    There is every reason to believe that human beings are as amenable to cultivation as other animals and plants. Oh. Well I guess that must be true. That comes from a government document. In the accompanying papers for the Report of the National Conservation Commission, on page 677. This is probably something I don't need to cite a source for: Everybody knows who "Mr. Conservation" is, among the list of 43 presidents. Theodore Roosevelt. He described the RNCC report this way in the primary report document: (Page 1) With the statements and conclusions of this report I heartily concur, and...
  • W.H.: TR, Obama not communist

    12/06/2011 12:31:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/6/11 | BYRON TAU
    From today’s briefing, the White House insists that they’re not worried about President Obama being labeled a socialist or a communist -- as Theodore Roosevelt was in 1910: Q: Teddy Roosevelt was called a socialist and a communist after he gave this speech. Is the President mindful of that, and keeping that in part of his target? MR. CARNEY: No, I think -- I think that is an irony, because I don’t think -- I would assume that this President’s critics share in his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt as a titan in American history and a hugely important and progressive...
  • Obama to channel Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas

    12/03/2011 9:56:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/3/11 | Alexander Burns
    Last Sunday on "Meet the Press," historian Doris Kearns Goodwin urged President Obama to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in organizing his campaign around the theme of "a square deal, fundamental fairness" in America. Today, the White House announced the president will try to do just that: On Tuesday, December 6, President Obama will travel to Osawatomie, Kansas where he will deliver remarks on the economy. The President will talk about how he sees this as a make-or-break moment for the middle class and all those working to join it. He’ll lay out the choice we face between a country in which...