Ten Ways Progressive Policies Harm Society’s Moral Character

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6. The bigger the government, the more the corruption. As the famous truism goes, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Of course, big businesses are also often corrupt. But they are eventually caught or go out of business. The government cannot go out of business. And unlike corrupt governments, corrupt businesses cannot print money and thereby devalue a nation’s currency, and they cannot arrest you.

7. The welfare state corrupts family life. Even many Democrats have acknowledged the destructive consequences of the welfare state on the underclass. It has rendered vast numbers of males unnecessary to females, who have looked to the state to support them and their children (and the more children, the more state support) rather than to husbands. In effect, these women took the state as their husband.

8. The welfare state inhibits the maturation of its young citizens into responsible adults. As regards men specifically, I was raised, as were all generations of American men before me, to aspire to work hard in order to marry and support a wife and children. No more. One of the reasons many single women lament the prevalence of boy-men — men who have not grown up — is that the liberal state has told men they don’t have to support anybody. They are free to remain boys for as long as they want.

And here is an example regarding both sexes. The loudest and most sustained applause I ever heard was that of college students responding to a speech by President Barack Obama informing them that they would now be covered by their parents’ health insurance policies until age 26.

9. As a result of the left’s sympathetic views of pacifism and because almost no welfare state can afford a strong military, European countries rely on America to fight the world’s evils and even to defend them.

10. The leftist weltanschauung sees society’s and the world’s great battle as between rich and poor rather than between good and evil. Equality therefore trumps morality. This is what produces the morally confused liberal elites that can venerate a Cuban tyranny with its egalitarian society over a free and decent America that has greater inequality.

None of this matters to progressives. Against all this destructiveness, they will respond not with arguments to refute these consequences of the liberal welfare state, but by citing the terms “social justice” and “compassion,” and by labeling their opponents “selfish” and worse.

If you want to feel good, liberalism is awesome. If you want to do good, it is largely awful.

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  • SavetheRepublic

    Dennis Prager has again articulated the moral bankruptcy of modern liberalism and the soul destroying policies of their leftist worldview.

    This quote from Dennis…"And unlike corrupt governments, corrupt businesses cannot print money and thereby devalue a nation’s currency, and they cannot arrest you." Is so profound, because it's so concise, and clear.

    The quote strikes home with a prescient indictment against all Democrats. Progressives will spew the most irrational rhetoric against "evil corporations," but purposefully ignore the most corrupt practices by government through force of law.

    Democrats, liberals, progressives what ever new label they use to try and hide their nature, have become the most seditious, deceitful, and culture eroding force within Western Society today.

  • Fred Dawes

    Your 100 years behind the times, the political progressive had 120 years to help the poor now the oligarch's want the money back, and all money will now go to the bankers in a one world system, this country and all others will be known as tax Farms and you all understand what this fight is all about? if not its about your money and your life and your freedoms and face facts boys its all over here the next fight will be about how long you can live? and still be a tax profits for the oligarch's. this fight you see is not about you its about control to kill you when you are not a profit making being.

    • Spider

      Agreed the system is now such that working Americans are now considered just another natural rescource to be exploited by the oligarchy. This so they can maintain power by transferring resources from the tax payers to the tax takers who vote but do not work.Soon the tax takers will outnumber the tax payers and this will be irreversible
      as is is now in California. In San Bernardino California 46% of the city is on welfare. And we thought slavery ended in the 1860s ??

  • Asher

    The Alinsky radials are all about the Revolution. They work within the system deceiving people and changing society and policies from within. Allinsky was also a community organizer whose heroes were Castro and Lenin. The famous sixties slogan which originated with the Chinese Communist Dictator Mao Zedong was "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." Alinsky's advice summed up was, "Even though you are at war with the system don't confront it as an opposing army; join it and undermine it as a fifth column from within. The Progressives have been exposed by so many websites.