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New Democrats Mantra - I am a Progressive and will take on the NRA

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posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:25 AM
In my state, Nevada, there is a hot campaign between two Democrats for governor. The adds during news hours are relentless and getting nasty.

What they both have in common is one theme - The candidates swear they are 'Progressives' - And will 'take on the NRA" [The National Rifle
associaton] - And try to enforce a law on background checks for gun purchases which has already been ruled as unenforceable.

Now what I want to know is what does this mean?

The word progressive in politics goes way, way back - What it meant a hundred years ago might have changed - What does it mean today?

Honestly I sometimes lean to the left politically - But when a political parties agenda is socialism and that party doesn't admit that that is
their agenda, and in almost the same thought train tries to blame the NRA and by extension the Second Amendment for all gun crime,
I begin to worry.

Does this modern use of the word 'Progressive' mean the Democrats are turning into complete Socialists? and
does the Constitution represent a roadblock to this 'New Socialism? [Or, as some might call it 'The New World Order']

Bernie Sanders admitted to being a Socialist - But in his debate with Hillary Clinton said he would not hold gun manufacturers responsible
for gun crime - Hillary said she would! - You can see how an admitted Socialist is less dangerous than politicians masquerading under the
guise of 'Progressivism' - When in fact they are no more than power hungry Socialists! - Socialists of the worse kind!
edit on 23-5-2018 by AlienView because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:33 AM
a reply to: AlienView

It's pretty messy out there, the left have gone full retard, and the right have responded full tunnel vision.... Fun times...

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:45 AM
a reply to: AlienView

You beat me to it,on the TV,radio here in California have to hear same damn thing,how Feinstein and "progressives" will take on the NRA,how frickin stupid and a waste of tax dollars by liberals running state,we need to go back to days of old here,vigilante justice only way anything will get done,whats progressive about 3.97 a gal 87 octane,and a bankroll to renew registration,this is only 2 of 5 million examples

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:45 AM
You sure they want to go there?

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:48 AM
Gun control = People control. It never had anything to do with keeping anyone safe. Democrats love controlling people's lives.

Fighting the NRA?

"Can I get (Democrats lost 2020) for $500 Alex"
edit on 23-5-2018 by WarPig1939 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:50 AM
a reply to: AlienView

What does it mean today?

I will do something that sounds great, makes people feel better, but acomplishes little in regards to the problem.

At least in this particular case it appears that way.

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 06:28 AM

New Democrats Mantra - I am a Progressive and will take on the NRA

New Democrats Mantra - I am a Progressive and a complete failure in in life so I will take on the USA

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 07:20 AM
OK - I looked it up:

"Then and now: What does it mean to be 'progressive'?"

See it here:

Since they decided to bring back 'Progressive', maybe we should bring back The Know Nothing' party?

- Or better still Theodore Roosevelt's "Bull Moose" Party!

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 08:09 AM
a reply to: AlienView

Why can't they be honest and just say, "We want to abolish an Amendment to the Constitution".

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 08:18 AM
Tucker had a Democrat on and the guy was openly admitting he was backing an "assault weapons" ban (no specifics), and that they would start with buy backs, but that if people did not comply, the measure would open them to be prosecuted as criminals.

Tucker started asking him why he was allowed Capitol Police to keep him safe but that he felt Tucker's own wife would not be allowed to keep a personal weapon of similar calibre for the same purpose, and the man's only answer was that his Capitol Police should not have to feel outgunned!

And my thoughts were -- In other words, he feels scared that his protection detail might be outgunned by the filthy peasants, and he doesn't like that. So he wants the filthy peasants disarmed.

So, isn't that what the 2nd Amendment is there for? To keep people like this guy a bit afraid of the people?

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 08:30 AM
a reply to: ketsuko

I really didn't like Tucker at first, but the longer he's on the job the more he seems to be settling in and at least on surface is saying what many regular people are saying.

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 11:52 AM
a reply to: AlienView

Yea, I looked up "Progressivism" and came up pretty much blank. In modern terms, per Wikipedia it seems to equivicate to Social Democrat. The "feel" of what present day American "Progressives" stand for can be found at:

From what you'll see there, they are pretty much pro-DACA/pro-Open Borders; antil-2nd Amendment; anti-States Rights/pro-heavy handed Central Government control.

Click on the "issues" tab to see their talking points, although, if you're lazy you can just turn on NPR or PBS and get the same talking points.

So, out of curiosity, I checked on politics in Nevada and it appears Nevada is pretty solidly "Blue" and slipping ever further into "One Party State" status, much like California, Oregon and Washington, so if you don't like Progressive politics, you're pretty much screwed.

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:28 PM
Progressives usually improve society, not take away the rights of people who do not believe as they do.

I think these people need to take on the neo-nazi name. A group of people seize power then force their beliefs on others for the good of the people that serve them. Yeah, I see it clearly

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:27 PM

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlienView

Why can't they be honest and just say, "We want to abolish an Amendment to the Constitution".

I haven't seen too many honest 'progressives'...

But in this case, we both know why they're not honest about it. They know it would destroy their chances of winning elections in about 35 states for the foreseeable future.
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posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:44 PM
a reply to: vor78

Imagine an organization that does nothing but support and defend the 1st Amendment from censors.

Now imagine politicians running to shut down that organization.

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:52 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy

We call that 'the media'. Massive hypocrites they are, too, protecting only the right they value (1A) while constantly attacking and tearing down the others, especially 2A.

posted on May, 23 2018 @ 05:57 PM
What one might wonder is how the so-called Liberals [aka: Progressives, Socialists] have taken the issue of gun control
and the neutering of the Second Ammendment over - As if only 'they' care about public safety and the Conservatives
are endangering public safety by insisting on basic Constitutional rights, which in the Unitetd States includes
' the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed' - The Second Ammendment.

Its not their issue to grab - And probably costs them more elections than they are capable of realizing
- Ameroicans of all political backgrounds left, right, and middle, don't want a 'Nanny State' - They would rather have
the so-called 'right to choose' on most, if not all issues. - And you should have noticed how both political parties
will not accept this - The Democraats with their anti Second Ammendment stance and the Republicans with their
taking away women's rights stance - Both parties alienate hughe blocks of voters and is why many people don't vote.

I have already suggested a third major political party - see:

"It's Time for a New Political Party in the United States"

I have no other suggestions - As the two political parties as it now stands, seem determined to
continue dividing the United States and its people.

And exactly who do they really work for? - Maybe 'The New World Order' ? [whatever that means?]

More transparency and realistic thinking and politics would go a long way.

edit on 23-5-2018 by AlienView because: (no reason given)

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