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  • I think I found the El Dorado of progressivism

    01/13/2017 8:14:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 57 replies
    When I got up this morning and sat down at my computer, I started searching. I don't quite know why, but once I got started I had a feeling. This morning, I was going to find something special. And, I did. As someone who is still realizing just how powerful of a weapon against progressivism that the progressives' own history is against them, I have found many useful things. But nothing like this. Arguably the most ardent planner of the New Deal, Rexford Guy Tugwell, gave a speech in 1939 titled "The Fourth Power". This speech is amazing for its...
  • Constitution for the Newstates of America (Liberal Rexford Tugwell's Proposed Constitution)

    09/18/2011 8:22:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    SweetLiberty.Org ^ | Rexford Tugwell
    Constitution for the Newstates of America PREAMBLESo that we may join in common endeavors, welcome the future in good order, and create an adequate and self-repairing government - we, the people, do establish the Newstates of America, herein provided to be ours, and do ordain this Constitution whose supreme law it shall be until the time prescribed for it shall have run.ARTICLE I Rights and ResponsibilitiesA. Rights SECTION 1. Freedom of expression, of communication, of movement, of assembly, or of petition shall not be abridged except in declared emergency. SECTION 2. Access to information possessed by governmental agencies shall not...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It’s a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30 vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed “socially beneficial”. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • 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.
  • President Roosevelt Liked Silenced Rifles

    08/17/2017 1:35:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    President Teddy Roosevelt was a big fan of silencers. The only silencers available to him were Maxim silencers. A silencer for his take-down model 94 Winchester 30-30, above, cost $9.70 in 1909. He used the rifle frequently on his Sagamore Hill estate on Long Island, New York. It was the classic use of a suppressed rifle. He used it to cull pests without disturbing his neighbors, the Duponts and the Tiffanys . From rarewinchesters.com: Whenever Winchester introduced a new model, Roosevelt was quick to put it through its paces. He acquired an 1894 similar to all his other rifles...
  • 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...
  • Teddy Roosevelts 100-year-old Message to Trumps Enemies

    06/29/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | Will Alexander
    When a bullet tore into Teddy Roosevelt’s chest during a campaign stop in Milwaukee in 1912, a crowd ganged up on the would-be assassin after TR’s stenographer, a former football player, tackled him to the ground.“Lynch him! Kill him!” the crowd shouted. A wounded Roosevelt raised his hand to restore order. Roosevelt was well-acquainted with the passions that ripen the political environment for assassination.  He became a state assemblyman in 1882 after President Garfield was assassinated at a railroad station where, as it turns out, Robert Todd Lincoln – Abraham’s son – was present.  And, in 1901, he was sworn...
  • Trump Won the White House by Recapturing Reagans Magic

    06/27/2017 4:24:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 27, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Ronald Reagan often said that he did not leave the Democratic party, the party left him. That statement is usually considered to be mere political fluff, a ruse to make himself politically palatable to the voters who revered FDR and the New Deal. Yet, that view is both condescending and wrong. A close reading of Reagans thought shows that he was always more concerned with what government sought to do than the fact that government was used to do it. Reagans preferences always matched those of working-class Americans. Like him, these men and women voted for the Republican Dwight Eisenhower...
  • 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...
  • Presidential Elections in a Time of Crisis

    11/19/2016 1:44:12 PM PST · by billorites · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 16, 2012 | Rufus Fears, Ph.D
    The late University of Oklahoma historian J. Rufus Fears delivered this talk during the last presidential election. His analysis and comments are particularly applicable in light of recent events and the election of the Donald. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwOo4HAt9BI
  • Teddy Roosevelt Gave Speech After Being Shot

    11/06/2016 2:58:27 AM PST · by Montana_Sam · 12 replies
    History.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Christopher Klein
    "It is a very natural thing," he said, "that weak and vicious minds should be inflamed to acts of violence by the kind of awful mendacity and abuse that have been heaped upon me for the last three months by the papers."
  • President Teddy Roosevelt Was Opposed to Muslim Immigration

    10/18/2016 7:35:08 AM PDT · by pinochet · 22 replies
    Teddy Roosevelt wanted to prevent Muslim immigration to America: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263879/when-teddy-roosevelt-banned-muslims-america-daniel-greenfield He managed to achieve a ban on Muslim immigration, without violating religious freedom principles. He simply outlawed immigration of people from cultures that practice polygamy, using the precedent that was used to deny Mormon Utah statehood when Mormons practiced polygamy.
  • Hillary Clinton Talks to Dead Eleanor Roosevelt [Deuteronomy 18]

    10/11/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Christian Forums ^ | January 12, 2016 | Staff
    Bill Clinton and others have blatantly stated that Hillary Clinton speaks directly to and receives counsel from dead people. So Hillary is literally a witch! There is no other name for what she's doing. It's witchcraft (called Necromancy in the Bible). I hope Christians understand how important it is this woman NOT be voted into presidency. While speaking at a dedication ceremony for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton said his wife "was known to commune" with Eleanor Roosevelt, and that Roosevelt had passed him a message through Hillary...
  • Obama Compares Himself to Roosevelt: 'Conservation Has Been a Cornerstone of My Presidency'

    09/02/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/2/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Obama warned on Thursday that despite his efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, it's "not going to come to an immediate stop." "We know that there is still going to be an inevitable impact as a consequence of rising temperatures. And that means conservation has been a cornerstone of my presidency." Obama even compared himself to President Teddy Roosevelt, as he addressed the 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders in his home state of Hawaii. "Since taking office, I've protected more than 548 million acres of our lands and waters for our children and our...
  • When Teddy Roosevelt Banned Muslims From America

    08/18/2016 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    A hundred years ago, Muslims were furious over an immigration bill whose origins lay with advocacy by a headstrong and loudmouthed Republican in the White House. The anti-immigration bill offended the Ottoman Empire, the rotting Caliphate of Islam soon to be defeated at the hands of America and the West, by banning the entry of all polygamists, or persons who admit their belief in the practice of polygamy.
  • 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.
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • President Lincoln Creates Yosemite Park, June 30, 1864

    06/30/2016 9:27:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/30/16 | ANDREW GLASS
    On this day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation giving the Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort and recreation. Championed by Sen. John Conness (R-Calif.), the so-called Yosemite Grant included the first parkland the federal government ever set aside for preservation and public use. It set a precedent for the creation of Yellowstone as the nations first national park in 1872. The legislation to bar commercial development in the park was drafted with the aid of the...
  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of America’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...