In the stead of “freethinking” of many generations I dare to paraphrase Prof. Robert P. George (Princeton EDU) on the discussion of open discourse in “public reason” and “rational debate” yet
“secularism rejects the proposition central to the Judeo-Christian tradition of thought” thus negating secular progressives own view of “free speech” and “open debate.”
“By defining “public reason” stringently enough to exclude appeals to natural law principles, secularism will make it impossible for its own proponents to meet its demand for public reasons.” http://www.firstthings.com/article/1999/08/a-clash-of-orthodoxies
Has anyone ask? How would “democratic socialism” promote entrepreneurialism?
How would the next Apple, Microsoft or Google foster under a progressive redistributionist economy?
Anyone remember the housing “bubble” what will a housing market look like and a realty industry prosper under a progressive “social ownership or public property” housing market?
The Left points to reports like this:
An emerging middle class
The increase in average incomes and the fall in levels of absolute poverty, in particular during the last decade, suggest that an increasing proportion of the world’s population is neither rich nor poor by national standards but finds itself in the middle of the income distribution. - See more at: http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/3681/An_emerging...
Progressivism in PoTUS Obama’s America, rcl
It is no surprise that today’s socialists and progressives support expanding government power and the redistribution of wealth.
But it may not be as obvious why they also push sexual libertinism—abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, and pornography.
The roots of these efforts go back to the ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the progenitors of socialism’s sinister sister, communism.
Every socialist crusade since the Bolshevists of the Russian revolution has tried to build an “army of young radicals.”
The historian William S. Lind explains this unsettling trend:
“A whole generation of Americans, especially the university-educated elite, absorbed cultural Marxism as their own, accepting a poisonous ideology that sought to destroy America’s traditional culture and Christian faith. That generation, which runs every elite institution in America, now wages a ceaseless war on all traditional beliefs and institutions.”
These new Marxists believe that the path to power is not through the violent overthrow of the regime, but rather through the death of Christian belief in society.
The way to kill it, they correctly ascertained, is to take control of the education of the youth. By conditioning children at an early age to reject their parents’ social and moral beliefs—labelling them as “racist,” “sexist,” and “homophobic”—and ensnaring them in promiscuity, cultural Marxists (a.k.a. socialists) are breaking the moral backbone of American society.
Healthy and stable families are the fountain and wellspring of a thriving culture and society, but socialists, progressives, and liberals have been attacking America’s families for decades.
The general decline of the belief in the importance of the nuclear family structure of father and mother and the willingness to accept the notion of same-sex “marriage” and homosexual adoptions is just a further outgrowth of the seeds that were planted decades ago. And it will not stop here.
Now is the time more than ever for believers to equip themselves with the truth about a system that has dangerously taken root in America.
Frank Wright, Ph.D.
President and CEO
D. James Kennedy Ministries