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The Choice Americans Face Could Not Be Clearer.

The difference between progressives and conservatives is progressives work toward the common welfare of all using the resources of those that accumulate resources to the benefit of no one but themselves (and they don't even use them for much of that since they just sit on those resources for the most part) and conservatives work toward protecting the interests of those that accumulate resources for the benefit of no one but themselves and deplete the resources available for the common welfare in building the military-industrial complex and sustaining a financial industry that sucks the middle class dry and keeps the poor impoverished.

Conservatives are sick in their heads, inhumane and lacking compassion of any kind. They give to charities as a way of relieving their guilt because unlike progressives they never otherwise lift a finger to help their fellow human beings. Conservatives are contemptible and do not deserve the confidence of the consenting governed. Unfortunately, too many people are convinced that they are just one lottery jackpot or good turn of events in their lives from joining the rich and will buy into what the conservatives offer believing conservatives will protect their freedom to make poor choices and progressives will not. 

Yet, it is progressives that allow the greater freedom by ensuring everyone is provided with the essentials to live productive, happy lives and the opportunities to explore whatever path an individual chooses to take. Progressives aren't out to screw anyone. That is not to say that politicians on the left do not become corrupted and look after their own interests. It is the nature of the duopoly that we allow in our country rather than creating political rules that permit a wider range of choices among candidates and the adoption of money as a substitute for grass roots campaigning. 

Rid ourselves of those two influences on our political system and everyone would truly have options to choose from at each election and the common welfare would reign supreme under a progressive government. This is all common sense and designed to provide the greatest good to the greatest number of people. It is the root of our philosophy of government that we have destroyed over the decades in the pursuit of quick gain and personal satisfaction over patriotic and caring values. We are at a point in our history where we must awaken all Americans to these truths and turn to a more enlightened path or face the extinction of the republic. 

We must be reborn in the ideals that created this nation or go down in flames to an authoritarian and undemocratic regime. That is our choice at this moment in time.
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Bear Kosik is a political scientist by training. His Remaking Democracy in America was published in the fall of 2018 by Stairway Press. Well-received science fiction novels (two under Hugh Dudley) are available on Amazon. Several screenplays (more...)

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