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    The Democratic Party is totally owned by progressives. The GOP isn’t far behind.

    The progressive movement has blurred the distinctions between the Republican and Democratic Parties. How did they do it? Where do we go now?

    In August, the nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed documents it had obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request that depicted conservatives as crazies, Founding Fathers as radicals and America’s colonists as extremists.

    The documents were training materials for the Department of Defense.

    More specifically, this is what the FOIA found: The Department of Defense offers an Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, or EOAC, at a diversity center it partially funds at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, called the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. The DEOMI’s most recent training manual and student guide for the advisor course, dated January 2013, defined extremism this way:

    “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.”

    Really?

    “It’s craziness,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, relaying his initial reaction on reading the training manual. “When you look at the document in its entirety, it’s incoherent, it’s lunacy, and what’s even scarier, it looks like it’s policy.”

    What it’s not is an anomaly. Unfortunately, the document is an apt indicator of the nation’s current political wind.

    From an Internal Revenue Service that can’t keep its regulatory fists off all things Tea Party—relegating nonprofit status applications from conservative groups to bureaucratic purgatory—to the ghastly federal chokehold called ObamaCare that’s wound about our medical providers’ necks, a subtle mood has wafted into our once proudly independent and free nation. It’s infected both political parties, churned up our Constitution and spit out our Founding Father principles.

    Democratic-republic, meet progressivism.

    NOT JUST ON THE LEFT

    Progressivism is an anti-American mindset that purports to be, as its name suggests, a forward movement—a maturity of political thought, a steady walk toward cultural improvement, an advancement of general welfare. But what it’s really done is turned upside down and inside out the very “givens” that used to guide our nation’s belief systems, our core values, moral compasses and political endeavors.


    What used to be generally accepted belief is now challenged as radical. What once served as commonsense principle is now mocked and derided. What previously served as part and parcel of our proudest heritage—the American Revolution, the founding documents, the forging of our nation as the shining city upon a hill—is dismissed as extremism, labeled as dangerous by our own military.


    If only it stayed confined to the Left, to the radicalized hard-line Democratic Party’s base—or to the Socialist Party, where it truly belongs—but it doesn’t.


    Thanks can go to Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson for bringing the progressive movement to the big-gun bureaucracy of the federal government, via the New Deal and the Great Society plan. Roosevelt served 1901-1909 in the White House as a Republican; Wilson, 1913-1921 as a Democrat.

    And it’s fitting, too, that, while both these men were historical legends of progressive leadership, they also hailed from different political parties—because that’s how the progressive movement works today.

    Progressivism has gained a foothold and, in some cases, an outright stronghold, in both Democratic and Republican camps in present-day politics, which is curious for an ideology that more often than not marches in lockstep with socialist principles and platforms. But that would explain why many in the Republican Party hate the Tea Party with nearly as much vigor as most in the Democratic Party—they’re viewing the “Taxed Enough Already” movement through the same lens of progressive politics.


    Here’s an example of how deeply the progressive mindset has sunk into America’s political system:

    The now-latent group Republicans for Obama, formed as a nonprofit campaign tool to re-elect Obama in 2012, states on its website that Republican leaders and activists “have written moderates out of the party and have refused to work with the other side.” At the same time, the group states, “President Obama has shown himself to be a common-sense centrist,” cutting taxes “when necessary,” protecting the environment, and—here’s an eyebrow raiser, for sure—“aggressively pursu[ing] Islamic extremists who threaten America.”

    “Most notably,” the group says, Obama’s given us ObamaCare, a “Republican-inspired health-care plan.”

    The group counted among its members at least one former GOP senator, as well as former Ronald Reagan voters, who concluded: “Obama would fit in well as a Republican.”

    The name alone, Republicans for Obama, should serve as an obvious example of how the Right’s swung Left, while the Left’s swung even farther Left, and what used to be considered liberal is now centrist—in some cases, even called conservative. But the nugget of truth in the group’s praises of Obama and attempt to paint him as a moderate is this: The ability of government to mandate individuals to obtain health care did make its entry via a Republican door named Mitt Romney.

    GOVERNMENT IS THE ANSWER?

    What constitutional clause gives the government the authority to require Americans to purchase a health-care plan? General welfare? Necessary and proper—also known as the elastic clause? …

    Regardless, when Hillary Clinton tried to push her government-run health-care package in 1993 during her stint as first lady, conservatives howled, decrying the idea as liberalism run amok and painting her as a socialist.

    Fast-forward a few years to when Romney was making his run for the White House, facing uncomfortable questions about his passage of RomneyCare but simultaneously stated objection to ObamaCare, Republicans flocked to his defense, making a 10th Amendment case that states have the right to impose regulations where the federal government cannot. In all the back-and-forth that ensued in this matter, though, the larger issue was often overlooked: Government is not the solution. It is, more often than not, the problem.


    To progressives, though, government is the be-all and end-all answer to all problems.


    A couple decades ago, when self-reliance and hard work were still revered traits across most of America and government was not seen as the cure for all of society’s ills, calling government-mandated, taxpayer-funded health care a “need” would be alternately mocked and condemned—and loudly so. Just ask Hillary.

    Nowadays, the Republican Party’s most touted members are standing up to their waists in Democratic Party principles, wrapping arms around formerly liberal policies that actually hail from progressive-minded ideology—yet calling themselves staunch Republicans and masquerading as conservatives. …

    After 40 votes to defund ObamaCare, frustrated Tea Party people concluded it was the Republicans, led by House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio, that were to blame for the voters’ failure. Yet on this issue, Republicans continue to speak out of both sides of their mouths, promising to turn back time on the massive health-care overhaul yet simultaneously shaking their heads in helplessness and wringing their hands in defeat when it comes time to act on those promises.

    It’s not just ObamaCare that’s a danger—it’s the overall push for larger government in our schools, border security, culture, military and much more.
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    “It is not true that that government is best which is best administered — it is a sophism invented by tyranny to quiet the inquisitive mind; a good administration is at best but a temporary palliative to a bad government, but it does not alter its nature.”


    “I heartily accept the motto, — ‘That government is best which governs least.’”


    “This Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government...Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that government is best which is most indifferent.”

    "When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right."

    "The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

    "Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption."

    "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    "There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."

    "Creeping Socialism is on top of us now!"

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    ‘Conservative’ Bushes Expanded Government, Raised Taxes, Started Trillion-Dollar War

    Apr 7, 2016


    In the past 28 years America has elected two presidents from the “conservative” party, the one that claims to stand for lower taxes, responsible spending and limited government. Both have been named Bush.

    Under these two presidents your taxes have been raised and national debt nearly doubled. The largest entitlement program in 40 years was piled on top of a labyrinth of federal entitlement programs already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. One of the first acts of President George W. Bush was to federalize education. He also launched a billion-dollar war that was not paid for and greatly empowered the federal government’s breadth and powers to monitor, probe and grope American citizens.

    If any of the Founders could have imagined something so intrusive and useless as the Transportation Security Administration, they surely would have expanded the Fourth Amendment.

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures — even whilst traveling between states via air-floating tube-shaped dirigibles — shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized,” it would have surely read.

    Over these 28 years the “liberal” party has been even worse. Standing athwart freedom at every turn, this party worships at the feet of an all-powerful, all-seeing and tax-consuming big government that regulates every tiny aspect of people’s lives and snuffs out personal or private enterprise and innovation wherever it can.

    All the while, members of the “conservative” party stand by twiddling their thumbs as the formless leviathan grows bigger and bigger.

    In some cases — such as the effort to obliterate America’s borders and grant amnesty to millions of lawbreakers — the “conservative” party has actively helped craft and carry out the devilish designs. George W. Bush proudly championed these goals.

    This is what happens when you leave professional politicians in charge for too long. They forget who they work for. Eventually, they become slaves to maintaining their own grip on power. They start making dirty little deals. A little graft here, a little lobbying there, wiggle around some district lines, and pretty soon all the vigorous backscratching turns into something else entirely that cannot be described in a family newspaper.

    This is what happens when you leave professional politicians in power so long they begin to view themselves as “experts.” An Assembly of Experts.

    And after about 28 hugely disappointing years, somebody bigger and smarter than any of them comes walking along and calls them out.

    “You know, I’ve always wanted to say this,” real estate developer Donald Trump told Wisconsin voters this week. “I’ve never said this before with all the talking we all do.

    “All of these experts — ‘oh, we need an expert’ — the experts are terrible,” Mr. Trump scoffed. “Look at the mess we’re in with all these experts that we have. Look at the mess. Look at the Middle East. If our presidents and our politicians went on vacation for 365 days a year and went to the beach, we’d be in much better shape right now in the Middle East.”

    On this, Mr. Trump is exactly right. It is why the Founders did not put an Assembly of Experts in charge. They put people in charge. Even stupid people and uneducated people.

    Because stupid people are never nearly as destructive as an Assembly of Experts.





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    ‘Conservative’ Bushes Expanded Government, Raised Taxes, Started Trillion-Dollar War

    Apr 7, 2016


    In the past 28 years America has elected two presidents from the “conservative” party, the one that claims to stand for lower taxes, responsible spending and limited government. Both have been named Bush.

    Under these two presidents your taxes have been raised and national debt nearly doubled. The largest entitlement program in 40 years was piled on top of a labyrinth of federal entitlement programs already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. One of the first acts of President George W. Bush was to federalize education. He also launched a billion-dollar war that was not paid for and greatly empowered the federal government’s breadth and powers to monitor, probe and grope American citizens.

    If any of the Founders could have imagined something so intrusive and useless as the Transportation Security Administration, they surely would have expanded the Fourth Amendment.

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures — even whilst traveling between states via air-floating tube-shaped dirigibles — shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized,” it would have surely read.

    Over these 28 years the “liberal” party has been even worse. Standing athwart freedom at every turn, this party worships at the feet of an all-powerful, all-seeing and tax-consuming big government that regulates every tiny aspect of people’s lives and snuffs out personal or private enterprise and innovation wherever it can.

    All the while, members of the “conservative” party stand by twiddling their thumbs as the formless leviathan grows bigger and bigger.

    In some cases — such as the effort to obliterate America’s borders and grant amnesty to millions of lawbreakers — the “conservative” party has actively helped craft and carry out the devilish designs. George W. Bush proudly championed these goals.

    This is what happens when you leave professional politicians in charge for too long. They forget who they work for. Eventually, they become slaves to maintaining their own grip on power. They start making dirty little deals. A little graft here, a little lobbying there, wiggle around some district lines, and pretty soon all the vigorous backscratching turns into something else entirely that cannot be described in a family newspaper.

    This is what happens when you leave professional politicians in power so long they begin to view themselves as “experts.” An Assembly of Experts.

    And after about 28 hugely disappointing years, somebody bigger and smarter than any of them comes walking along and calls them out.

    “You know, I’ve always wanted to say this,” real estate developer Donald Trump told Wisconsin voters this week. “I’ve never said this before with all the talking we all do.

    “All of these experts — ‘oh, we need an expert’ — the experts are terrible,” Mr. Trump scoffed. “Look at the mess we’re in with all these experts that we have. Look at the mess. Look at the Middle East. If our presidents and our politicians went on vacation for 365 days a year and went to the beach, we’d be in much better shape right now in the Middle East.”

    On this, Mr. Trump is exactly right. It is why the Founders did not put an Assembly of Experts in charge. They put people in charge. Even stupid people and uneducated people.

    Because stupid people are never nearly as destructive as an Assembly of Experts.





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