Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rep. Allen West Gets It Right: Progressivism = Communism

Florida Congressman Col. Allen West recently raised a few eyebrows when he pointed out that there are Communists inside the halls of power in Congress. Of course, this is common knowledge to just about everyone who has studied American politics. I pointed it out here: America's Political Cancer - Progressivism.

Here, Col. West educates a gaggle of reporters and refuses to back down on his assertion.

When I was young and dirt was new, it was well known that we had enemies. These days, not so much. Our country and our way of life have always been under attack from those who would control us, subjugate us or destroy us. Many in the world can't handle the idea of freedom because they themselves are slaves of evil, and this evil compels them to crush freedom and enslave others through any means.

In our case, Communists rebranded themselves as Progressives in the early part of the twentieth century, as Col. West notes. After all, how could you, as a modern person, possibly be against progress? Sounds like a good thing, doesn't it?

However, the reality is far from benign: Progressives have sought to gain power by attacking us from the inside, and now they and their anti-American agenda is on full display and the results have been a disaster of near-Biblical proportions.

Col. West is correct to call a spade a spade. He is saying what many of us have known for a while: Progressivism is the American flavor of Communism.

This is why it's important for you to educate yourself before you enter the voting booth. Know who your candidates are, study their background, assess their record and most importantly, if they are Progressives, vote them out of office.

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