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  • Shouldn't all of the states be taken off of welfare?

    11/03/2019 12:52:26 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    There's an interesting headline out there today, which can serve as a good educational moment. Due to the ravages of the fires out in California, the White House is threatening to cut off federal funding. Now first off, The notion of this phrase "federal funding" (the article also uses the phrase "state funding") is offensive because it's dishonest. It's welfare, that's what it is. I'm not interested in P.C. comfort terms. As I wrote in May of 2017, when the progressives were starting off building their nanny-state empire, they had a very specific list of welfare queens - 48 of...
  • The Founding Father of modern Conservatism called the British hypocrites about slavery

    07/15/2019 4:18:23 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 51 replies
    In his speech on Conciliation with America, Edmund Burke said the following to the House of Commons: Slaves as these unfortunate black people are, and dull as all men are from slavery, must they not a little suspect the offer of freedom from that very nation which has sold them to their present masters?--from that nation, one of whose causes of quarrel with those masters is their refusal to deal any more in that inhuman traffic? An offer of freedom from England would come rather oddly, shipped to them in an African vessel which is refused an entry into the...
  • What Jamaican Maroons and the Founding Fathers have in common

    06/29/2019 8:13:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    Full title: What Jamaican Maroons and the Founding Fathers have in common: When fighting a superpower, it is not possible to free every single person We live in an age were now even the most fringe of arguments, the idea of reparations, is a widespread part of presidential elections. The problem with this is that if the progressives had any consistency they would be demanding that Britain pay reparations to American blacks. The Founding Fathers didn't bring all of these slaves here. King George did. All three of them. Queen Anne did. King William did. Queen Mary did. King James...
  • Of course they do. That's because historians ARE the problem.

    06/24/2019 4:32:41 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 20 replies
    Historians and academics have been lying to us for well over a century. So a headline like this is not a shocker. Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comments: 'She Is Completely Historically Accurate' Of course they would say that. They're drunk off of their own propaganda. Academia is a fraud and a wasteland. The time is now for James O'Keefe style citizen historians to challenge the false narrative that the progressives have been building since the days of Carl L. Becker and Charles Beard. The free open-source conservative audiobook is one important key to throwing it back...
  • Nondelegation and the heart of progressive ideology

    06/22/2019 7:07:55 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    One of the most damaging yet least-known Supreme Court cases is J. W. Hampton, Jr., & Co. v. United States (1928). This case is much, much worse than the more well known case of Wickard v. Filburn. Wickard enables the bureaucracy to distort the commerce clause to do damage to our lives. Hampton enables the bureaucracy to exist. Without Hampton, Wickard is effectively repealed. A Twofer! Hampton also has another effect that is usually missed. There is a question as to when the Supreme Court decided it was fit to become involved in the process of creating law. This is...
  • Millennial dads are not lazy. They are indoctrinated

    06/08/2019 8:31:46 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 97 replies
    Here is an interesting news item, right out of progressive ideology. I wanted to highlight this because the role of expertise has been, in my experience, one of the most misunderstood aspects of progressivism. Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomersIn this story, the "shocking" statistics are reported: Many millennial dads reported not owning a cordless drill (46%), a stepladder (49%), a set of screwdrivers (38%) or even a hammer (32 percent) — an item owned by 93% of boomer dads. Why the decline in DIY? Now this article tries to chalk it up to increases in...
  • How did republican senator Sherman describe Philip Dru?

    06/04/2019 6:32:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
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    The progressive era is a mystery to far too many people, and this is by design. One example of this is the book "Philip Dru: Administrator", which is in reality a blueprint of progressive action. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is an agenda - a provable fact. But due to the progressives' need for shadows and darkness with which to hide in, they have erased their own history and put a nice shiny bow on it. At the time of its publication, Dru was a big deal. We don't know that today, again, by design, but it...
  • The definition of the word "monopoly", prior to progressivism

    05/10/2019 4:58:28 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    You have to give credit to progressives, when they are intent on achieving their purpose they don't let anything get in their way. Even reality. So the definition of a word in some dictionary stands little chance of being protected from the onslaught of "reform" in the face of the machinations of these people. Realistically, it is to the progressives benefit to take words and weaponize them. We have all been trained by progressive-dominated media, government schools, and even some of our "leaders" that a monopoly is a purely market-based entity and it's a bad entity. Well, not so fast....
  • With fake history, as it is with fake news, truth is not the truth

    08/25/2018 9:19:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    In understanding the fake news that pervades every day life, it is important to understand the fake history which is fueling it. The problem here, is the mistaken belief that all fake history can be sourced back to Howard Zinn's publication of A People's History of the United States. The critical flaw with this is that Zinn's book was published in 1980, and even those who claim that all of our ills can be traced back to the 1960's can't make this timeline work. The progressives, however, have been manipulating the historical record in a major way since 1913. Preceding...
  • 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
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    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?