How to tell a ‘progressive’ from a ‘conservative’ or a democrat from a republican…

Did you know that when a Republican votes for you to keep money you have earned by giving you a tax break, they are “offering you piles of free goodies.”

That’s right! According to Ms Paula Dwyer, money you keep out of your pay check rather than handing it over to ‘Uncle Sam’ is not actually earned by you. It is a ‘pile of free goodies.’ (You can’t make this stuff up.) Read what she wrote:

Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and to a lesser extent Hillary Clinton indeed are pumping out one proposal after another aimed at helping those with lower incomes obtain better housing, health care and higher education without taking on huge debt burdens. No doubt, they’re competing to attract Democratic votes. Sanders’s proposal for government-run health care alone would cost $15 trillion over a decade, by one calculation.

That’s a lot of free stuff. But Republican candidates are offering piles of free goodies for their constituents, too. It’s just that they call them “tax cuts.”

Paula Dwyer’s commentary is the perfect example of progressive thinking.  Your money isn’t your own and if your benevolent government decides to allow you to keep a larger portion, they are “giving” you something.

Ms Dwyer entitled the commentary, “Republicans Sneer At ‘Free Stuff’ and Give It Away.”

Here is how to tell a progressive person from a conservative person and for the most part a democrat from a republican. The progressive begins with the world view that the individual’s rights come from government. The conservative agrees with Thomas Jefferson:

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Progressives believe that government has a right to take what they want from citizens and that government should then distribute back as it determines the needs of each. Conservatives believe that individuals have the right to private ownership, private property, and the responsibility to determine by elected representatives how society should be governed.

Having our educational institutions controlled, for the most part, by progressives has produced a society who may vote themselves into bondage.

Thomas Jefferson warned us that this day might come:

 “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”

“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”                                                                         




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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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