What is wrong with progressives?

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  1. P@triot
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    I try to understand where the left is coming from - I really do. But this nonsense about "progressing" is just maddening. First of all, they never say what they want to progress TO. What is progress for them? Communism? Socialism? Nazism?

    In their attempt to "progress", they are now attacking the US Constitution. Time magazine (ie Obama magazine) just wrote a huge article about how the Constitution is no longer relevant. The US Constitution is the world's only PERFECT document. It's perfect because it guaranteed our freedoms. Because it guaranteed it would keep government SMALL and out of our lives. And most of all, because it recognized it's own imperfections and built in a process to edit it when necessary. How exactly do you "progress" past perfection - I guess that's why progressives won't define what they are trying to progress to? Because answering with Communism, Socialism, or Nazism would have a negative effect on their "progress".

    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!!!!
     
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    It's the start of the fall when we devalue our Constitution. And, they are doing just that.
     
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    True Progressives are responsible for us progressing to a global economy and offshoring and Ninja home loans. 6 year car loans, etc.

    Real conservatives would have fought all of those changes.

    but then if left to the conservatives we would still be a colony of England.
     
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    I don't know of any progressive group that is attacking the Constitution. If you want to provide some examples, we can discuss those.

    As for what "progressives" are progressing to, I could ask the same thing about "conservatives". What are you trying to conserve?

    I have never thought of progressives as heading to a certain goal. Sure, some of them maybe, but as a whole, no. But that doesn't mean there isn't a direction. Think of it like the pioneers who were heading west. They didn't have an exact location, but they new a better life headed west. It's pretty much the same for progressives.
     
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    What is wrong with progressives?

    Their feet stink...
     
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    I wonder how many slaves would have agreed with it's perfection?
     
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    freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom


    dance the jingo with me.
     
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    The slaves were freed 146 years ago.
    It is because of the Constitution that slaves did eventually become free.
     
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    And if the Constitution, when drafted, guaranteed "our" freedoms, who is "our"?
     
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    I bet they hate that 13th Amendment.
     

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