We have not prevented the government from wasting the labors of the people. No, we have instead bought into the notion of the Progressive that it is the duty of the government to take care of the citizen. The Progressives have convinced Americans that the government can create wealth and provide for all. This is a myth.
Here are some other myths the Progressives have successfully sold to Americans that are in fact destroying America.
A safety net is what a humane people provides. This is one of the most destructive of their myths. A safety net is destructive to the individual and to the nation. Thomas Jefferson said, “Democracy will cease to exist when you take from those who would work and give to those who would not.” Each day America becomes less and less free as the safety net grows.
A progressive income tax is a fair tax. Fair is subjective. A progressive income tax is anti-growth. Marx explained that a progressive tax was essential to bring about his communist society. He also explained that a progressive income tax is essential in redistribution of wealth. Any form of government redistribution is anti-growth.
Another myth of the Progressive is that income inequality can exist in a capitalist economy. It cannot. Equality is the essence of the communist philosophy; equality socially, politically, and economically. In a free society the market place determines income. The marketplace determines the worth of the contribution of each participant. Each receives according to contribution and not to need.
A myth of the Progressive that has been taught for years is that FDR was a great president. He was at least in the top three of the most damaging of all presidents and perhaps the most damaging. His economic programs prolonged the economic woes he inherited while more than doubling the federal debt. We are still suffering from the economic catastrophe of Roosevelt today.
Another Progressive myth is that the greed and ambition inherent to a capitalistic system is destructive. It is this very greed and ambition that drives progress. This greed and ambition has proven to raise production of all along with the living standards of all.
The myth that competition is bad has truly permeated the politically correct world that is America today. Competition is inherent in human nature and is the driving force behind progress.
These are some of the myths the Progressive has ingrained in the American mind. It is the essence of these myths that is the destructive force behind the decline we see in the educational system, the economic system, the morality of the society, the healthy pride in our nation, and the rampant growth in animosity between different factions in our nation today.
It was Obama who promised the fundamental transformation of the United States. Although that transformation had begun perhaps in the late 1800’s, and was given a gigantic boost under Roosevelt, Obama has moved the transformation considerably in having the government take care of all Americans.
America flourished when the individual understood he was responsible for himself. Those Americans understood they must be independent and self-reliant. This brings about prosperity. In the world of the Progressive, the independent and self-reliant are a threat. The Progressive world is a world where the government takes care of the people making the people slaves and servants to the government.
Americans must understand this if they ever want to live in a free and prosperous nation again. The American must discard the myths the Progressive has sold them. Only then can we have the future Thomas Jefferson wanted for us.