I peruse lots of information sources for my own personal edification and in turn to provide analysis and assessments here on our website. One of those sources is Canada Free Press. I am grateful that we have liberty-loving neighbors to our North who realize that a strong, free market-based economy America bodes well for Canada and the rest of the world.A recent piece by Alan Caruba in the Canada Free Press expounds upon the dangers of progressivism in America, President Obama’s adopted philosophy of governance. He writes, “Barack Obama is the final piece of the map in the progressive movement’s century of steady destruction of the U.S. dollar, income taxation, and massive liberal intrusion into the lives of all Americans from birth to death.”
The roots of progressivism lie in the pronouncements of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as outlined in the Communist Manifesto. These governing principles were adopted and implemented by men such as Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro and Chavez. However, in America these principles found their way to our Constitutional Republic by way Theodore Roosevelt (who accepted progressivism and changed from being a Republican), Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Johnson, Carter, and of course now, Obama.
As Caruba states, “Obama’s further efforts to destroy the nation by adding millions to its many welfare programs are the result of its failure to increase economic growth from a dismal two percent per year, the lowest in decades. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan took office and reversed recessions. Obama has not.”
In The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressive’s 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends, Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte bring out these points,
Either we successfully reboot the original operating system of individual freedom, free enterprise, and small government that America’s Framers built into the U.S. Constitution or the Progressives will by manipulation and force continue to impose their failed collectivist ideas on humankind’s future.”
Make no mistake about it, “collective ideas” is another way of describing communism, often referred to as socialism. They aim to replace capitalism, private property, selfish individualism and God with a human-made Eden, a utopian humanist society where an all-powerful state would equally redistribute the world’s wealth and power to the working elite.