posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 03:34 PM
I am pretty set on creating this political party; but there is no point if the American populous cannot understand it; or if no one cares any longer.
So here's a test bed for discussion.
What is the Anti-Progressive Party?
Beginning with the Southern Confederacy; progressivism was born. It was born as a historical insite to why Blacks should be slaves, and later was
adopted by the US Political elite in general, forever changing the meaning of the United States.
Progressivism served a short-term purpose; it universalized voting; it brought politics closer to the individual; and it made Senators more
accountable to the people.
But the later of these things were not what the US was founded upon.
Abraham Lincoln; when justifying the Civil War, did so by invoking the Declaration of Independence; which already stated "Life, Liberty, and the
Pursuit of Happiness" as the principles of our nation...that all men are created equals.
Thus: The US did not need progressivism.
In fact; progressivism was a product of the 1840s with Marx and Hegel and had little to do with making the United States more "just" and
The accomplishment of progressivism was the birth of "Big government".
In 1900 the most influential government in your life would have been the Local government. In 1900, the majority of voters voted.
In the 1960s progressivism finalized its grandest statement of the "Rational State". The Federal Government became realized as we know it today; a
massive bureaucracy meant to be a body of rational citizens at the behest of a rational citizenry to enact perfect legislation over all our every day
Naturally; this disruptive change in politics is the cause of the decline in voter turn out to the point where only 40% of voters actually vote.
The Founding Fathers would not recognize today's nation; but they need not be forsaken or disheartened. This is not any fault of their establishment
but the fault of a change in ideology.
A change I believe is for the worse.
The Founding Fathers believed in limited government: Benjamin Franklin said, "You have been given a Republic if you can keep it!"
James Madison said, "Government is a necessary evil for we are not angels."
These men were classically educated; not educated in the sciences.
They were masters of Latin and ancient Greek; they knew the histories of those people and they knew their follies.
They knew why Democracies failed in the past.
And they sought a way to limit it; by limiting the authority any one government had.
Today we are consumed by fractionation because the Federal Government is everything; the local and state governments are jokes.
Look to Hurricane Katrina; the largest responsible player in that disaster in New Orleans was the New Orleans Municipality; yet they brush off their
failures to the State who in turn brush off their failures to the Federal Government.
The Founding Fathers believed in Natural Rights.
The Progressives believe in Rights attained through a history of rational thought.
The Founding Fathers would not compromise their Rights; nor did Lincoln, whose principles matched that of the Declaration of Independence and thus he
fought a war to a bitter end.
The Progressives are the same as the Southernors...they would and do re-interpret the US Constitution as they see fit.
The Founding Fathers believed the US Constitution could not be "interpreted" any other way that it was established by the Declaration of
Independence and the Federalist Papers and thus the only method for changing the US Constitution is amendmentation.
However; progressivism allows us to simply say "this Amendment or section means this and not that" and no longer do we have to amend the
Constitution...we merely have to have 5 Judges say our interpretation is correct.
Progressivism is the enemy of the free world.
The Founding Fathers and their beliefs in Natural Rights were what made the US a great nation until the Civil War.
And it is that fading glory and momentum that the US was propelled into the 20th century but now we see it fading as Progressivism takes its final
Are we to go the way of every other democracy in the world today? Fractionated coalitions fighting against eachother over socialist crap?
Or are we to re-establish the great wisdom of the Founding Fathers?
Elect officers who know history; not those who can barely comprehend yesterday.
Elect officers who do not need speech writers.
Elect officers who can understand that Rights are given to man by God and can be taken away only if an individual allows them to be given-up...the
Federal Government is not the Steward of your well-being.
Nor should it be ever!
This is the basis of the Anti-Progressive Party!