Progressives have a different purpose for government than securing citizens’ natural rights. They want to use the vast powers of government to change America.
By failing to appreciate the free market’s gift of prosperity and the American founders’ gift of liberty, we put ourselves in jeopardy.
The Scottish Enlightenment was an explosion of creative intellectual energy. It arrived just in time to have a decisive influence on the American Founders.
The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.
The Left decided they faced not a verdict but a choice: Marxism or rationality. So great was their attachment to Marxism that they chose to abandon rationality.
‘The pursuit of happiness’ shouldn’t confuse people who study the American founders.
What has happened at The New Republic is happening in progressivism itself. The more progressivism advances, the more its illiberal postulates are revealed.
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