America’s Biggest Issues: Conservatism vs. Progressivism

America’s Biggest Issues: Conservatism vs. Progressivism

What's the difference
between a conservative and a progressive? Here are three examples. No. 1: Conservatives and progressives have different views about
individuals and communities. Conservatives ask, "What
can I do for myself, my family, my community,
and my fellow citizens?" Progressives ask, "What is
unfair, what am I owed, what has offended me today, and what must my country do for me?" The traditional American
ethic of achievement gives way to the progressive
ethic of aggrievement. As opposed to a variety of individuals making up one American community, progressives seek to place individuals in a variety of competing communities. The first creates unity. The second, identity politics. No. 2: Conservatives and progressives have different views about diversity and choice. For progressives, different ethnicities and gender identities are welcomed but a variety of opinions
and ideas are not. Just look at two areas of public
life dominated by the left. On college campuses, free
speech is under attack. If you're a conservative working at a social media company or using one of their
platforms to share your views, you may find your job eliminated or your account deleted. And when it comes to choice, progressives love the word but they don't want it to apply to our decisions on education, health care, and even how and where we
live out our religious faith. Conservatives take a different approach. Parents, not the ZIP code they live in, should choose a school that
is best for their child. We all need health care, but we don't all need the
same kind or same amount. And while people should be
free to live as they choose, no one should be forced to endorse or celebrate those choices if it violates their religious beliefs. Conservatives say people
should have choices. Progressives say one
political solution fits all. No. 3: Conservatives
and progressives have a different view of we the people. Whether it's the Second
Amendment, immigration, or putting limits on abortion, if we the people don't pass
laws progressives approve, they turn to judges, executive orders, and government bureaucrats
behind closed doors to overturn the will of voters. Whatever one may think about the wisdom of hiking the minimum wage,
banning plastic straws, or removing controversial
historical monuments, conservatives believe
voters closest to the issues should be the ones making such decisions for their communities, not lawmakers in Washington or a panel of judges five states away. To sum it up, conservatives
believe in individual rights, not special rights. Conservatives believe in
allowing Texas to be Texas and Vermont to be Vermont. And conservatives believe we the people can vote with our feet
about where we want to live and under what laws we want to live under.

34 thoughts on “America’s Biggest Issues: Conservatism vs. Progressivism

  1. I love this video, but if we wish to attract people to the truth we need to be a little more subjective and a tad less biased. Just constructive criticism is all.

  2. this is actually pretty scary. I mean they said progressives are basicually selfish, 'butt-hurt', teenage-emo, listen to justin bieber, do intermitting fasting just for attention and believe the number of likes on social media is the only thing that matters. On a different note. very interesting how arguments can be twisted to fit a framework for political propaganda

  3. You know some of us are watching this video because we actually want to know the difference between the two. This lady is obviously a conservative And is just attacking progressives. I still don’t know the difference but this made me think less of conservatives

  4. Either the people who made this video doesn't know anything about Progressives, or they're outright lying. Nothing mentioned in this video about Progressives is the truth.

  5. Trump supporting conservatives are weak minded, unoriginal and easily triggered. They usually vote against their own interests.

  6. This video is SO ridiculous I can't stop laughing.
    Their literally is NOTHING true in this video.
    Believing one's own group has a monopoly on truth, vision, justice, wise policy, and so on — and all others are reprehensible and must be excluded — is the stuff of fascism and is anti-Americanism.

  7. Conservatism versus progressivism is a big issue generating a great deal of passion in Canada as well.

  8. This is not the definition at all! Can we get a non biased opinion on the two not this lady that doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

  9. The real struggle: Social Democracy vs Republicanism, or positive rights vs negative rights.

    Under social democracy, qualified persons are given advantage under law by lawgivers. They are entitled and hence what they are given is entitlement. Such a system is a system of positive rights.

    Under republicanism, any individual has the right to be left alone, that is, the individual is entitled to the present position of things, to be free from acts that harm him.

    "They owe me a better life" (positive rights) vs "They have duty not to harm me" (negative rights) — that has been the great battle for the last 100 years.

    That is what progressivism is all about. Progressivism has only ever meant to turn the USA into a social democracy of positive rights.
    Sadly, the Social Democrats have been winning.

    Contemporary Conservatives are not truly republicans and they do not support republicanism as they are fine with positive-rights for incorporated, for-profit firms, for example, with subsidies.

    So-called Conservatives quit fighting for republicanism when they abandoned Barry Goldwater in 1964. The Heritage Foundation people truly are bullshit artists.

    Until people start talking about jurisprudence concepts of property (right of ownership) in self, chattel, works, promises and of positive rights (others owe me a better life, e.g., UBI) versus negative rights (I have the right to be left alone), little will change.

  10. Conservatism has always been the domination of society by an aristocracy. It's incompatible with any form of Democracy and Republic. It's more compatible with Monarchy, Theocracy, Aristocracy and other forms of authoritarian rule. It's a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world.

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