Feb 28, 2010
What is a Progressive? The Enemy Within
& Why they should scare you!
The Progressive Movement goes against everything America stands for: it created progressive income tax, prohibition, the Federal Reserve, the U.N., every single government agency – from the Department of the Interior to the FDA – these were all progressive ideas. Progressives believe in the philosophy that life is just too complex for the common people to understand or deal with so they should back off and let the government solve the problems. Kind of reminds you of the town hall meetings on Healthcare Reform, doesn’t it!
And another thing to think about...just how could they stand there and lie when they took their oath of office to uphold the Constitution?
Here is the real problem – the more power and control the government gets, the more power and control it wants. The founding fathers recognized this, which is why there is a separation of powers built into our Constitution. It was intentionally designed this way to provide checks and balances to control the speed of change.
Progressives believe in social re-engineering. They believe that they can improve the world by changing the structure of society and the roles of the people in it. Unfortunately, what usually starts with good intentions eventually goes awry. The governments of Chavez and Castro have not created a better life for all. What they did create was equality – in poverty for the masses and wealth for the elite! I defy you to find a “regular person” in a truly “progressive/socialist” society who is happy with their individual freedom, their quality of life and their ability to pursue their dreams. Americans are spoiled – we take these things for granted. There is no free lunch, all entitlements come at a cost. What are you willing to give up, to have your “security” provided by the federal government. I want more from my life than …work, eat, sleep…die!
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” - Winston Churchill
“The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer’s money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse.” – Thomas Sowell
Open your eyes America, the Constitution and the American way of life are under attack! You must fight back, the threat is real. There are “progressives” in our government who want to “fundamentally transform America”. This transformation is underway. Will you help stop it?
So who are today’s Progressives and how do they operate within the Democratic Party?
Within the House of Representatives the Democrats have a group called the Progressive Caucus.
“The Progressive Caucus is an organization of Members of Congress founded in 1991 by newly-elected House Representative Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), who is a self-described socialist.”
The following is a list of all current Representatives in the Congressional Progressive Caucus:
Nancy Pelosi (CA) – Speaker of the House
Steny Hoyer (MD) – House Majority Leader
Jim Clyburn (SC) – Majority Whip
John B. Larson (CT) –Democratic Caucus Chair
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33) Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Hon. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01) Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)Hon. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01) Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08) Hon. André Carson (IN-07) Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)Hon. Judy Chu (CA-32) Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11) Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09) Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07) Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17) Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51) Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04) Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) Hon. John Hall (NY-19) Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Alcee Hastings (FL-23) Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02) Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) Hon. Hank Johnson(GA-04)Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13) Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)Hon. John Lewis (GA-05) Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02) Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07) Hon. Eric Massa (NY-29)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07) Hon. James McGovern (MA-03) Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04) Hon. Jim Moran (VA-08) Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL) Hon. John Olver (MA-01) Hon. Frank Pallone(NJ-06)Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04) Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10) Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Jared Polis (CO-02) Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15) Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01) Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-39)Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) Hon. José Serrano (NY-16) Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13) Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02) Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35) Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30) Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL) Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)
The names on this list should surprise no one as they are some of the most liberal members of Congress. Here is a link to their website:
This IS the HIT LIST that we can VOTE to clean out Washington in future elections! The administration appointed progressives such as Hillary Clinton to name one of many, is another matter.