If you want to go backwards to the days of mad King George of England, whom the American Revolution defeated, and back to policies of all the other despotic kings and queens, if you want to go backwards to the medieval tyrannies of Islam, Catholic, Jewish, Shinto Buddhist and other religions, if you want to backwards to the rigid caste, class-based societies still prevalent in European countries, India and elsewhere, then stay or become a “progressive, a Democrat or a RINO. But don’t lie to yourself.
I always try to put “progressive” in quotes because in almost all cases the true meaning is regressive or reactionary. The practical meaning of “progressive” today is counter-revolutionary, counter to the American Revolution. “Progressives” work for your inequality under the law and your financial and practical enslavement to nanny state governments which they control.
If you want to grow to realize your self, your family, your community and your nation, and all that is possible for you in these relationships, then you will want to be free from “progressives” and that means to understand and practice the freedom expressed in this profound quote from Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States of America. Happy Independence Day! Don’t squander this gift.
“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.” Calvin Coolidge, July 4th, 1926.
Hat tip to David Chaney for the Coolidge quote.