Almost all of us are statist Progressives

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    I made a point, you have not addressed it.

    Your analysis rests, at least in part, in you defining the motives and intents of others, in order to fit your pre arrived at conclusion.
     
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    Jake is more Progressive than Flo
     
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    In part? That motif describes Fakey's every post.
     
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    You merely babbled. Do you have a point? Attacking me in no way invalidates what I have analyzed.

    Here it is again. Read it this time.

    Progressivism is a process and active philosophy encompassing the political spectrum from far right to far left, from libertarianism to authoritarianism. Hitler (the death camps), Stalin (collective agriculture), American pro-life (insisting on government prohibition of abortion) or anti-Marriage Equality, the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, segregation in the American South – all are examples of Progressivism. All are progressives who use politics of Big Government to change government, or society, or culture or economy to further the achievement of desired goals.
     
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    women's vote was the result of progressivism

    direction election of senators was the result of progressivism

    segregation in the South was the result of progressivism

    integration and CR were the result of progressivism

    prohibition and its repeal were both the result of progressivism
     
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    I see you've dropped statism from the mix. Good call. Progressivism and statism aren't the same things. Lose the Big Government nonsense and I could agree with the above statement.
     
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    Jake may be more progressive but he is not as cute.
     
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    Ending segregation was good thing, but it should not give one a free license to kill which it seems to have done.

    Blacks are not better off than they were before segregation ended. Some may be better off financially, but the culture was not the drug infested and godless black void we see today in ghettos all around the country.
     
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    I already pointed out that, at least with the Pro-life issue, your judgement of it being a "prohibition of abortion" and thus an increased extension of government power rests on the premise that the fetus is NOT a citizens deserving the same protections as any other citizens.

    As laws against killing other citizens is one of the most basic of functions of government, supporting such a function hardly deserves being lumped in with Stalin mass murders and genocide.
     
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    Repealing Prohibition would not be increasing the role of government but diminishing it.

    Calling that Progressivism is expanding the term until it loses any modern relevance.

    It is like claiming a Republic is any nation that is not a monarchy.

    Useless.
     

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