Glenn Beck has long been warning us about the Progressive agenda. It is to enact what the elitist Progressives think is good for America at the expense of the Constitution. The latest ploy is to push through Obamacare by enacting an internal House rule deeming the Senate bill passed, rather than actually passing the bill itself as the Constitution requires. This ploy, engineered by the Progressive Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee Louise Slaughter, is only the latest example proving Beck right.
Who is this slaughteress of the Constitution? Louise Slaughter is a proud member of The Progressive Caucus, an organization of members of Congress founded in 1991 by Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), who is a self-described Socialist. Nancy Pelosi is also a member of this leftist club, which wants to redistribute income in the name of social justice. In its Position Paper on economic inequality, the Progressive Caucus decreed:
The concentration of wealth is a problem because it distorts our democracy, destabilizes the economy and erodes our social and cultural fabric.
Obamacare’s new taxes, built-in rationing of care and top-down government mandates on individuals, health care providers and the states fit this philosophy to a tee.
Louise Slaughter also shares her Progressive colleagues’ disdain for the First Amendment, evidenced by her relentless drive to restore the so-called Fairness Doctrine that would effectively push conservative talk show hosts off the air. Slaughter hates dissenting conservative voices like Rush Limbaugh. Here is how she characterized Rush and explained her justification for the Fairness Doctrine in a 2004 interview with fellow Progressive Bill Moyers :
Dominating America and a waste of good broadcast time and a waste of our airwaves…I think all Americans would feel the same way I do exactly if we just had the ability to tell them. Reinstating the fairness doctrine would make a major difference in this country
SlaugherHouse Progressives want to ensure that everyone in America feels the same way they do, the Constitution be damned. If they get their way with Obamacare – bad as that is for the country- they will not stop. Don’t take my word for it. Here is Pelosi’s Progressive declaration of war on the freedoms of the American people:
My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive. We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there’ll be more legislation to follow.