Originally posted by poet1b
Again, this is just pure made up nonsense.
Since the sixties the US has become less and less progressive while sinking deeper in debt.
Are you kidding me?... The United States of America has been slowly turned into a "progressive/leftwinger" country... You keep wanting
to ignore, or even dismiss the fact that LEFTWINGERS have been the ones making the worst changes in this country, and yes there have been some RINOs
(Republicans In Name Only) who helped in the transition, but if we look back at the big changes done to this nation it was most of it done by the
hands of LEFTWINGERS.
From Woodrow Wilson, a "Progressive Democrat", with a Democrat Congress implementing the Federal Reserve, and the IRS with it's "Progressive Taxes" in
1913, alongside implementing regulations to regulate all businesses, and more so small and medium businesses.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, another "Progressive Democrat", who served for 3 terms, and who built the "New Deal Coalition", making the Democrat
Party the majority party, from it cam the Wagner Act, which established the Unions legally. Government regulatory agencies, and programs were formed,
like the Security and Exchanged Commission which has been REGULATING Wall Street since it's inception. Roosevelt also signed into law the
Glass-Steagall Act, which was repealed by another "Progressive Democrat" in 1999 known as Bill Clinton... The Federal Trade Commission, which was
established in 1914 by Woodrow Wilson, was given even MORE "REGULATORY POWERS" under Roosevelt...
And since then similar "Progressive"
The "Progressives" caused most of the problems this nation has been dealing since at least 1913, and they were the ones who of course "came out with
The Federal Reserve was supposedly given power, among other things so that there would not be any Depression, or other economic crisis, yet the
opposite is what happened. Many Republican Senators, and others even from other nations, at the time warned that the people in power of the Federal
Reserve were international bankers who did not care for the Republic of the United States, owed/owe no allegiance to the Republic, and that the
creation of the Federal Reserve would make it possible for these international bankers to create financial crisis for their benefit...
The "progressives" created the problems so they would be given more, and more power to "solve the problems they created"...
Woodrow Wilson enacted "Prohibition" because "supposedly" the majority of "Progressives" at the time claimed this era would "destroy the political
power of local bosses", but in fact it caused the worse era of crime this nation has ever seen... Then of course Roosevelt, the other "Progressive
Democrat" came to the rescue and repealed "prohibition", but he signed the Cullen–Harrison Act which legalized any form of alcohol for consumption
with a maximum of 3.2% alcohol content by weight...
Roosevelt also signed into law Executive Order 6102, which banned most American citizens from owning gold, a few exceptions included jewelers and a
few others, and most Americans had to sell their gold to the "State"...
Since then until now the political process in the United States has become corrupt, and yes unfortunately even many Republicans in power have fallen
to this corruption, but these same people go against the principles of what being a Republican is.
Many "Progressive" programs, and laws have been passed since 1913, and today we have Obama, another so called "Progressive Democrat" who signed into
law Obamacare, and other UnConstitutional bills which are now law.
But you want to claim the United States has become less, and less "progressive"?... Are you out of your mind?...
Originally posted by poet1b
The conservative fight tooth fang and nail to get big tax cuts for the super rich, while bumping up the tax rates for the middle class at every
First of all, many, if not most of the people you call conservatives are/were neo-cons, and as neo-cons they had been lifelong Democrats and
progressives who changed parties to infest the Republican party with the "progressive propaganda".
Second of all, many among the "super rich" include "progressives" and other leftwingers including Ted Turner, George Soros, and among others actors,
and actresses, from Hollywood, and singers as well as entire bands who use their fame to promote their leftwing political agenda...
edit on 5-4-2013 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)