What is a Progressive?

hammer and sickleThe left likes to use friendly terms like “progressive,” “social justice” or “democratic socialism” to cloud their true agenda, which usually means the opposite of the terms they use.

Why can’t they simply be honest with us?

Let’s look at a few of their terms and see if you agree. We’ll start with “Progressive(ism).” It does not mean progress.

Instead, it actually means progressively more government in our lives and less liberty. Ask yourself if Hillary Clinton, a vocal Progressive, is about more or less government.

How do Democrats title legislative acts?

Let’s take the “Health Care Affordability and Accountability Act” (Obama Care). Did it make health care affordable? Does health care cost less? The answer is no – and the data shows it’s actually costing more than had they left it alone (see Dent in Wallet CNBC 12/24/15 and Sucking Up 10 Percent of American’s Income (12/28/15).

Democratic Socialism

By the way, do your research on “democratic socialism” and you’ll find it has its origin in the rise of Vladimir Lenin and the Communist Russian Revolution.

Now we have Democratic candidates outwardly owning the term as a replacement for Communism – as did Lenin and others who reined over the Russian people for 70 years, which was the antithesis of democracy.  

In our century, we see democratic socialism has led to enormous government debt (too much free stuff) and high unemployment (business goes somewhere else). Don’t believe me, start your research with Venezuela –  Savage Suffering (WSJ 2/12/16) and Economic Catastrophe (Forbes 2/7/16).  

Also see my article, What’s So Wrong With Socialism or Progressivism?

Reggy Sternes

Reggy was a Republican Primary candidate for the State of Idaho House of Representatives (District 25A) in 2016. He believes in limited government, individual liberty and supports the Bill of Rights and more state sovereignty. The National Riffle Association endorsed him over the incumbent - he received an "A" grade. He is pro-life and supports a free-market approach to improve schools and health care. He holds bachelor degrees from the University of Idaho and Idaho State University and a master degree from Oregon State University. Sternes is a 23 year U.S. Navy combat-zone veteran, earned 23 individual and unit medals and ribbons, and obtained the rank of Commander.

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