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Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America

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America is dying from an idea she only dimly understands, so-called "progressivism." So, Jim Ostrowski, drawing on 45 years in politics, law and the Liberty Movement, deconstructs and demolishes the idea that has dominated American life for longer than any of us has been alive. He lays the hidden premises of progressivism bare for all to see and then shows how they have le ...more
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published October 8th 2014 by Cazenovia Books (first published September 16th 2014)
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Daniel Moss
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's truly jaw-dropping what Ostrowski accomplished with this short book. Would it have any impact on any of the progressive or conservative friends/family I know? Who knows? But it'll be fun to find out!
Peter Spung
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We are all progressives now. After 100 years of steady advance, we can hardly see its odious and ruinous grip on us. The unfortunate creep of big government and loss of individual liberty continues to ruin our economy, opportunity, inner cities, and way of life. We ignore the lessons from this book at our peril. The answer posited? Not more failed progressive policies, and not conservativism. It's the liberty movement, which continues to make the world more prosperous, and us more free to pursue ...more
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Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Defining Progressives

An analytical picture of progressives. They are permeating our society. With magical thinking and lack of rational thought process, solutions are limited to present actual facts and change minds. Scary future with the quasi religious movement alleviating personal anxieties of some by taking away the liberty of others. Well defined and written but light on solutions but this may be the nature of the issue.
Robert B Fay
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wake up America

There are many excellent points made in this book that suggest a reset of American principles are in order. Our Constitutional Republic has been slowly replaced with a system that is opposed to individual freedom and the government duty to protect our natural rights and the sovereignty of our Nation.
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“This is not an accident.  Progressivism is a mindset that favors the use of aggressive government force to solve social problems.  Prison is one of its main tools.  Prison is the threat behind every progressive edict.  If you don’t directly merit prison by violating a criminal statute, you can earn prison by interfering with a government agent enforcing progressive policies or by ignoring a court order to obey the law.  A large number of prisoners are incarcerated either because they violated a progressive drug law or because their illegal drug habit drew them into a criminal lifestyle. ” 5 likes
“under progressivism, the state will grow until it controls everything and absolutely. That is, it will grow into a totalitarian state.” 1 likes
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