Liberal is too kind and actually inaccurate a word to describe those at the top of the a Democratic Party today. What is liberal about them? Liberalism in the classic sense is a political doctrine that says that protecting and enhancing the freedoms of the individual is the central problem of politics. Liberals have typically believed that government is necessary to protect individuals from being harmed by others, but have also recognized that government itself can pose a threat to liberty. Can we seriously and accurately ascribe this term to today’s Democrats?
Oh they are liberal alright if we use the word in the sense of how free they are to spend other people’s money like using any crisis to invent or pull from their agenda archive massive government programs that go way beyond addressing the immediate crisis to try to increase their bureaucratic domain over the lives of individuals and actually repress freedoms further.
Originating at the turn of the twentieth century, Progressivism was a political movement believing that the problems society faced such as class warfare, poverty, racism and violence could best be addressed by providing good education, a safe environment and an efficient workplace. The modern so-called progressives have used this political cause to gain power, for instance, in cities throughout the country, with disastrous results. You only have to look at the poverty, failing public school systems, rising crime in major cities controlled by these people to recognize that this is the work of a subversive, inept, elitist ruling class who not only can’t fix these problems but has no real interest in doing so. They are truly not progressive they are inept exploiters of minorities and the poor whose objective is totalitarian power.
Conservatives and Republicans have been too polite. We need to start calling out these Democratic socialists for what they truly are and stop using humanisms like liberal and progressive for these mean-spirited, self-serving, elitist leftists. <t. murtha>