The Progressives spoken of in the 20th and early 21st Centuries must be a thing of the past. The concept of Liberalism of the past 50 years is due an overhaul. There are those who are members of the Democratic Party that are afraid of change, they are the Liberal faction unwilling to lead or to move decisively into the future.
The Progressives going into the future must be macro and micro economic intelligent to maintain the strength and vitality of the United States. The Progressives must lead, communicate and articulate what their plans and goals are for the country. They cannot make the country’s wealth seem inexhaustible, for we have just gone through a political and economic crisis that literally was self-inflicted. The LIberals and the Conservatives were the blame. Their ideological and petty arguments politically motivated to get reelected. Both parties today speak of constituents and angry voters, yet they pander to the Corporate and Industry leaders who lobby for what is good for them. The Laissez-Faire theory of Adam Smith is their guiding light. (let Alone)
The Progressives of tomorrow must be economically savvy, politically astute, willing to compromise, and put the country first above all else. They cannot be Liberal to a fault by instituting and maintaining social programs that are self-defeating for both the individual and the nation. They cannot be destroyers of the Constitution by allowing Industry and Business control of the political arena. The money of big business is part of the problem not the solution, to our problems today.
Progressives are also conservative in thinking, therefore the Conservative of today must move away from inconsistent and politically motivated ideology. If we are to maintain our place in history it will require compromise, strong leadership in all aspects of government. If Progressives and Conservatives are the future then and only then can the leaders of both political parties sit down and bring together those aspects and polices best for the nation.
National Defense, immigration, healthcare, foreign affairs, agencies, departments and all entities of the federal government must be seriously and consistently administered and evaluated. These actions must be done without regard to lobbyists or special interests.
We have the United States Constitution with many enumerated rights, duties and responsibilities. It is the “Supreme Law of the Land” and some states seem to forget that it is. The basic rights of Americans is paramount. That means the President, Congress, Supreme Court along with the states must adhere to the tenets of the Constitution. Some are powers distinctly belonging to the states some belong to the people, and there are rights not enumerated in the Constitution. In having said that three branches of government and the states must adhere to the Constitution, We the People must be ever vigilant to insure that we ourselves don’t become violators of our most important protection.
Progressives must move into the Future, take the Nation with it, and continue the Legacy of this great Nation.
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- Time for Conservatives to Reclaim Progress (pacificbullmoose.wordpress.com)
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- Do Really Have Rights? (yumaprogressive.wordpress.com)