Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The First Conservatives: The Constitutional Challenge to Progressivism

"Progressivism was an intellectual and political reform movement that aimed to alter the American constitutional system.[2] At the deepest level, as expressed especially in the thought of Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Croly, Progressives aimed to refound America based on the managerial–administrative political philosophy of the European state. Consequently, Progressives typically rejected the foundational American principles of natural rights and limited government for their own understanding of “progress,” defined as governmental experts’ management of social change toward an ever more just and essentially socialist future." -Johnathan O’Neill, The Heritage Foundation-

This is a good read. I really don't understand people that seek and/or crave power over other people, like Progressives desire. It appears to be more of a mental illness to me. And I still really, really hate Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.