Progressive – A Cunning Word

From:                                                                    By Rich Loudenback

Liberal leaders are talented at creating great sounding names for organizations, programs and acronyms that are deceitful to their real hidden agendas such as Common Core, Tarp (Troubled Asset Relief Program), Planned Parenthood, ACA (Affordable Care Act), Agenda 21, ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform), No Child Left Behind, AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) and the list seems to go into infinity… all to help us, right?

But I think the ‘Big Pinocchio’ trophy in this compulsion for creating effective deceptive names has to go to their adoption of the word progressive. In the word progressive you immediately see the word progress and rather naturally associate that with good. Then there is the real dictionary definition from Merriam‑Webster: Definition of progressive for Students. 1: of, relating to, or showing advancement <a progressive city> 2: taking place gradually or step by step <a progressive disease> 3: favoring gradual political change and social improvement by action of the government.

The federal government was founded by the states and those founders did not write our Constitution creating the federal government to create gradual political change and social improvement by action of the government. As Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. states in his article Constitution: Outdated and Overstretched: “The Constitution is a contract among the states creating an organization empowered with specifically enumerated powers. As James Madison explained in The Federalist, No. 45, ‘The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.’”

In the minds of the minions led by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the great educational institutions’ leaders and sorry socialist professors the word progressive is like a gift from the god they don’t believe in. ‘Liberal’ was too telling and worn out, needing refreshing.

Don’t make the mistake of associating the word progressive exclusively with liberal democrats, since they are also found in the liberal republican ranks as RINO’s (republicans in name only) and neo-con’s (neo-conservatives).


Liberals are people who haven’t acknowledged the realities of the real world’s balance sheet or are stubbornly clinging to their deceivers’ influences, probably in most cases, because they are simply too busy earning a living and coping with life to vet those influences and learn about the Constitution and a thing called reality. Nothing for nothing…, nothing spends like other peoples’ money… and you can’t suck blood out of a rock all come to mind. The insanity of liberals is that they don’t have a clue about the benefits of our Constitution and what America’s freedoms are really about… or they do, and are corrupt.


It’s just incredibly hard to believe that anyone would claim to be a socialist today when there is so much proof that no socialist government in history has ever been successful. A government, a business and a household has to live on a budget. Reckoning is impatient and inevitable. Free lunches received are paid for by someone directly or indirectly by their taxes. Right now, in the news daily is the plight of Venezuela and other suffering countries that could be added to the list of socialist forays’ demise such as in Cuba and the former USSR. Yet, these very Sol Alinsky types like Hillary, Bernie and our Manchurian poker faced President will look us straight in the eye and tell us about free anything on the way to free everything to massage and appease us promising panacea while at the same time taking apart our moral code and religious foundations. Throw in a complicit very sorry big media to support them and the wacko socialist professors in the universities as well as the bedrock eroding education from Common Core, and you have the underpinning for legitimacy they need to ignore the effects of reality with until it eventually catches up with them and they adroitly blame others. Socialists’ end motive is total control taking us to a OWG (One World Government) run by unaccountable, unelected, powerful globalists who know what’s best for everyone about everything.


Conversely, only in a totally free environment can true capitalism stretch its wings and develop the most prosperous climate in which businesses and people can grow. Strangulating regulations, taxes, subsidies, guarantees and corruption are what kill the free market and competitiveness necessitating business closures and layoffs. Not China, Mexico or any other country. In a truly free market born of the absence of all the killing overhead, we can compete with them understanding that they need our business as much as we like their goods in proper negotiations with strong negotiators truly watching out for America. But corrupt and deceitfully developed free trade laws like the disastrous NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and the looming extremely deceitfulTPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), that’s many times worse than NAFTA, are eliminating our abilities to negotiate.


Answering the question “How could Progressives have been ruining America when what they have been doing is Un-Constitutional?” is adeptly explained by Kelly Gneiting in his article “The Federal Government’s Constitutional Powers Defined”Excerpts from this comprehensive treatise:

“….How can Congress make all these laws if they are unconstitutional?

“Congress gets away with it because WE are ignorant of what our Constitution says; and WE have been indoctrinated into believing that Congress can do whatever they want! Consider Prohibition: Up to 1919, everyone still understood that The Constitution did not give Congress authority to simply “pass a law” banning alcoholic beverages! So the Constitution was amended to prohibit alcoholic beverages, and to authorize Congress to make laws to enforce the prohibition (18th Amendment).

“But after the Progressives took over the federal government during the early 1900s, the federal government was transformed from one of limited & enumerated powers only to the Frankensteinian monster it is today. The Progressives are the ones who imposed the regulatory welfare state where the federal government regulates business and commerce, natural resources, human resources, and benefits some people [e.g., welfare parasites, labor unions & Obama donors] at the expense of others.

“The Progressives claimed the power to determine what is in the “public interest” and have the federal government implement their notions of what advances the “public interest”.

“Under the Progressives, the federal government was no longer limited by the enumerated powers delegated in the Constitution; but would follow the “will of the people” as expressed by their representatives in the federal government. In other words, the Progressives gave the federal government a blank check to fill out anyway they want.

“During the regime of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), all three branches of the federal government abandoned the Constitution: FDR proposed “New Deal” programs; Congress passed them. At first, the Supreme Court ruled (generally 5 to 4) that these programs were unconstitutional as outside the legislative powers delegated to Congress. But when FDR threatened to “pack the court” by adding judges who would do his bidding, one judge flipped to the liberal/progressive side, and the Court started approving FDR’s programs (5 to 4).

“Since then, law schools don’t teach the Constitution. Instead, they teach decisions of the FDR-dominated Supreme Court which purport to explain why Congress has the power to regulate anything it pleases. The law schools thus produced generations of constitutionally illiterate lawyers and judges who have been wrongly taught that three clauses, the “general welfare” clause, the “interstate commerce” clause and the “necessary & proper” clause, permit Congress to do whatever it wants!”


We must start paying attention to how our elected officials vote and who they are really representing. Check the money and who is endorsing them. Let them know they are not going to their particular jobs to pass unlimited legislation. The 10th Amendmentstates: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The PEOPLE unfortunately have been sorely missing, too busy with their lives, including way too much personal indulgences with all their new electronic mind controllers and sorely influenced by the deceitful sway of the sorry, far left leaning big media. Then there is the reality that those who really care and know the difference are having their attention utterly turned off of to anything political because it really is overwhelming.

Our first step is our awakening. America will, not only, never get better, but will rapidly continue dissolving into submission into, at first, probably a regional government and then into a OWG, again, I repeat, run by unaccountable, unelected, powerful globalists who know what’s best for everyone about everything. If we are good with having the government control even more of our lives …think down to minute details of …then just keep on keeping on till the curtain falls and it will because nothing will stop it. We need to understand this loud and clear!

Patriot Up: You know, like cowboy up! We must purge at our voting booths the guilty elected officials we have who do not follow their oaths of office and commit what I consider the most heinous of crimes, the violation of public trust. Then we must replace these establishment legislators, governors and presidents with true American patriots who truly understand how a republic with our constitutional system of government should run. Then start downsizing government by the doable and necessary task of eliminating whole controlling agencies, bureaus, wastes and corruption to get America back in fighting shape. Culture shock would run rampant, but there is no other way of righting our ship. Band aids and can kicking exacerbates problems.


There’s a very simple way of identifying which elected representatives need replacing in our Idaho statehouse and in Congress in Washington. You study The Freedom Indexes for both bodies which show exactly how they vote with criteria in keeping with the Constitution and then cull them at the voting box. Here in Idaho The Freedom Index is published by by ‘The Idaho Freedom Foundation.’

For the U.S. Congress see “The Freedom Index at A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution” which rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. In this second 6 month session of the 114th Congress just completed on January 25th, here is how abysmally our congressmen and senators in Washington, D.C. voted with the Constitution: U.S. House 44% and U.S. Senate 47%. So there you see now why we are where we are.

Don’t count on a thing politicians say, only believe what you see and judge them on how they vote!

The terrible voting records revealed in the two The Freedom Indexes, are exactly the explanation for why we are rapidly becoming a socialistic society and our Republic is in danger of evolving into losing our national sovereignty and becoming first a member state of a regional government like a North American Union or Trans Pacific Union overseen by the corrupt UN, and then on to a world government run by unaccountable, unelected global power elitists who know what’s best for us about everything.

America needs three things to upright ourselves: Awareness! Resolve! And action! – Patriots Up!

Oh, and having spent over 30 years living in the southeast, “Progressives can kiss my grits.”