Jeff Dunetz writes a salient piece on the trajectory of the US under progressive presidents from both sides of the aisle.
The US will retain its heritage only if future generations reject the “progressive” (actually regressive) movement. With Republican-held states falling to the Democrats one after the other, it’s only a matter of time till the Constitutional Republic ceases to exist and become just one more “democracy” in a sea of democracies. I sincerely hope that I’m wrong.
America Was Sliding Toward Socialism For Over A Century, Will Socialism Restart After Trump?
President Trump has repeatedly vowed that “America will never be a socialist country,” But America’s been sliding toward Socialism for over a century. Trump has stopped the slide toward socialism, but he won’t be president forever.
Bernie Sanders claims his 2016 socialist declarations were the springboard for the many 2020 Democratic hopefuls voicing their own anti-freedom. pro-Socialist promises. But the move to take away our individual freedoms and move towards socialism/ progressive started a century before Bernie. But for most of that century, the socialist movement (sometimes called progressivism) was surreptitiously trying to take over America.
In 1887 long before Woodrow Wilson became President, he wrote an essay trying to fool the American public about socialism. One it’s most famous passages was:
“It is very clear that in fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals.”
That isn’t close to being true.
A critical tenet of Socialism is collectivism. But the version of democracy practiced in the American republic insists that (with some exceptions) the rights of the individual are superior to the rights of the collective or the government.
Today, Wilson’s political descendants present the false concept that socialism is the best way of attaining equality. Which is ironic because Wilson, who segregated the military, was arguably the most bigoted person to ever sit in the White House. He hated immigrants (notably from Italy and Poland) and hated African-Americans.