What the Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) profess and proclaim is just the opposite of the reasons those brave American Colonists risked their lives. The American Colonists declared their independence from Great Britain so they could be independent and self-reliant people in an independent and free nation. The Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) are advocating that the citizen should rely on the government and surrender their independence to the government. What the Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) are proposing is the fair and just classless society, or communist society which was introduced by Karl Marx introduced.
We have heard the proposals; steeply progressive income tax, tax on wealth, estates, and income, free education from cradle to grave, state provided health care, ever expanding safety net, minimum guaranteed income through implementing high minimum wages, government control of business and other private property through regulation, and government control of all lending to name a few. This was not the purpose of the American Revolution.
Thomas Paine wrote a poem he entitled “Common Sense.” Read what Paine had to say and you will understand the purpose of the Revolution. Paine said he wanted to be an independent and self-reliant individual and not a slave to the state. This is the American way. The American Way is the antitheses of what the Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) are proposing. This is why you never hear a Democrat (Marxist/Progressive) talk about independent and self-reliant individuals as a good thing.
I do not choose to be a common man,
It is my right to be uncommon … if I can,
I seek opportunity … not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen.
Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.
To fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect.
Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
And I would add, THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!!