As usual progressives want to remake America to be something far from what our Founders created. Progressives at Salon.com have proposed “A New Declaration of Independence” to fit their progressive needs. This proposal for the most part would not benefit Americans or America. This was proposed to fulfill their selfish wants. This proposal is a display of just how envious progressives are of those who are successful in this country. This proposal would benefit the few, a fringe group in the United States. Maybe if they followed both the Constitution and Declaration of Independence which our Founders instituted instead of perverting them for their personal or political gain this country would work again like it used to? Maybe if liberals focused less on trying to take from the entrepreneurs or those who are successful in America, devoted much of their time to focusing their own efforts on how to become successful due to their own hard work progressives would actually become successful?
Progressives are so obsessed with inequality, that is inequality of outcomes. We as individuals each have an opportunity to be successful. A person can be successful without being wealthy. As individuals we make choices in life and either reap the rewards or suffer the consequences for those actions. We already have a quasi-socialist state (part socialist, part capitalist) in America. This type of big government intervention is the reason America is in decline.
Over at Salon progressives blame Wall Street for our economic woes. Did Wall Street demand that they be bailed out by our government? Or did our government feel it necessary or even imperative to bail some on Wall Street out in order to avoid an economic collapse of massive proportions? I believe that it is more probable than not that our economy would have been better off today if the Free-market had been left alone and the government hadn’t intervened with bailouts and so-called stimulus packages. There is no evidence which supports the claim that the bailouts saved our economy or that the stimulus helped our economy substantially to justify that type of spending and debt.
Progressives want debt relief for all Americans who are facing debt issues. What about consequences for people’s actions? Oh yeah… That’s right, progressives don’t believe in personal responsibility. Why should there be debt relief for Americans who clearly chose to take on debt? There shouldn’t. These people who are in debt used their free will to attain debt and signed a contract to pay that debt off. No one forced them to do this. Why should other Americans be forced to pay off another’s debt?
Those at Salon go on to say they want the government to subsidize college education. The government backs college loans and this is what is making college so expensive. Progressives obviously aren’t willing to take much of a risk to benefit their lives in the long run. The wealthy or rich took risks and are now reaping the benefits. Progressives are calling for relief for homeowners. Dude, there is such a thing as renting an apartment or home when one can’t afford a mortgage. But, no, progressives don’t believe in consequences for either actions, inaction or mistakes one has made. Our public education system has created a people who are incompetent and don’t think before they act. Believe me I got snookered by the promise that a college education would guarantee a good job so I know how it feels when that doesn’t happen. But it is my responsibility to pay back the loans which I agreed to pay back when taking out such loans.
Progressives are calling for a “jobs program” to fix up both buildings in our cities and infrastructure all across our country. I suppose they want government to be involved in this. Gee…. and that first Stimulus worked out soooo well. NOT! We need to let the private sector do its jobs instead of strangling it with excessive government regulations. The government needs to stop intervening with relation to jobs. When the government intrudes into the private sector this only hurts our economy. If the government ceases and desists with its intervention then we will start to see jobs, jobs, jobs for the American people.
Medicare is close to bankruptcy and progressives want to expand it. Now that’s logic for you. That takes a special type of brain. We need to reform medicare as we know it today. Medicare and other entitlement programs are partly to blame for our huge deficits and debt. Liberals want a single-payer health care system when this type of health care has been proven to be a failure. Progressives want the government to be able to tell the patient which type of medical care is best for them. They want the government to be able to make the decisions as to whether or not patients can receive this or that type of medical care. The decision will be based on whether a government panel perceives the person’s worth as benefiting society versus not benefiting society and whether the costs outweigh the risks. Is the individual patient worth the cost of government investment? This is NOT patient-centered care!! This will harm the doctor patient relationship and leave it to government bureaucrats to decide what they perceive to be best for the patient without having the medical knowledge necessary to make an informed decision like a doctor and his or her patient would. Death panels???
Progressives want to bring back the Glass-Steagall Act. Unfortunately (based on a quick article I read) it looks like this regulatory act caused adverse effects to the banking industry. But progressives love regulating all for the sake of regulating because they think it will benefit the economy when these type of overreaching regulations hurt the economy. It would be nice if they believed in regulating and limiting the government even half as much as they advocate for and actually regulate the private sector.
Progressives at Salon have called for an end to the global war on terror. They are also want to rein in defense spending and to repeal The Patriot Act. I am on board with repealing The Patriot Act. Now ending the global war on terror sounds like a really nice utopian fantasy to me. How can you win something when your enemy isn’t willing to end their attacks on you? I think that the United States should have more of a limited role in the War on Terror. I am also for a decrease in defense spending but nothing that is draconian.
Then they want to tackle climate change – what they call “man-made climate change. So far, there has been no proof to back up the assertion that climate change is man-made. There have only been ideological studies beholden to the outcome they want. This type of study is not scientific at all. It is mixing politics with science to achieve personal gain. We don’t need to be throwing money down the drain for something that is merely speculation. the facts don’t support the consensus which they have been propagating for some time. There is not a consensus among legitimate (not bought off) scientists on the global warming issue.
Progressives at Salon are calling for an end to “locking everyone up for everything” and an end to the drug war. I’m not sure what they are referring to when they say “everything”. I agree that the “war of drugs” has been a failure. I agree with their position on drugs when they say that the use of drugs should not a reason for incarceration as long as it isn’t connected to a more serious crime. We need to rehabilitate those abusing drugs instead of throwing them in jail. I also think marijuana should be legalized. The jails are overfilled and I just don’t think that the use of marijuana should be deemed a crime.
They want full equality for the queer community. They want “gay marriage”. There is no such thing as “gay marriage”. Gays are unable even to be open to procreate naturally. Sorry folks, the homosexual community can never be equal in this sense because they don’t have the same possibility to procreate naturally as those couples in a traditional marriage do. It is impossible for same-sex couples to give the same psychological balance for kids like a man and woman are able to. They skew the balance of nature – natural law.
Progressives are calling for the tax system to be fixed. I agree that our tax system needs to be fixed but not in the way that they want it to be fixed, by raising taxes. Excessive taxation as progressives promote only hurts the American people and our economy.
Here is a video which explains 9 key concepts in the Declaration of Independence.