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Posted by: Giuliano Taverna
« on: July 12, 2009, 12:36:13 pm »

I wonder if he held that opinion before he found out his daughter was a lesbian.

 It's a better position than what Obama holds, but not quite as good as I'd like to see, considering I support federal intervention into this matter.

Well I wouldn't even go that far, I would however advocate a tax incentive to allow gay people to vote with their feet and move to states with better laws. I figure that will prevent the kind of public unrest that comes with forcing the majority to do something they don't want to do, and also give states an incentive to pass gay friendly legislation. After all having large numbers of people leave the state is a problem.

But you are probably right, if not for his daughter he would probably take the right wing position on this.
Posted by: Schizo
« on: July 12, 2009, 10:58:23 am »

 I wonder if he held that opinion before he found out his daughter was a lesbian.

 It's a better position than what Obama holds, but not quite as good as I'd like to see, considering I support federal intervention into this matter.
Posted by: Giuliano Taverna
« on: July 02, 2009, 04:07:47 pm »

Marxism is progression, don't you know?

sigh...

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Learn About the Progressive Era

By the beginning of the twentieth century, muckraking journalists were calling attention to the exploitation of child labor, corruption in city governments, the horror of lynching, and the ruthless business practices employed by businessmen like John D. Rockefeller.

At the local level, many Progressives sought to suppress red-light districts, expand high schools, construct playgrounds, and replace corrupt urban political machines with more efficient system of municipal government. At the state level, Progressives enacted minimum wage laws for women workers, instituted industrial accident insurance, restricted child labor, and improved factory regulation.

At the national level, Congress passed laws establishing federal regulation of the meat-packing, drug, and railroad industries, and strengthened anti-trust laws. It also lowered the tariff, established federal control over the banking system, and enacted legislation to improve working condition.

Four constitutional amendments were adopted during the Progressive era, which authorized an income tax, provided for the direct election of senators, extended the vote to women, and prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.

Progressivism is an umbrella label for a wide range of economic, political, social, and moral reforms. These included efforts to outlaw the sale of alcohol; regulate child labor and sweatshops; scientifically manage natural resources; insure pure and wholesome water and milk; Americanize immigrants or restrict immigration altogether; and bust or regulate trusts. Drawing support from the urban, college-educated middle class, Progressive reformers sought to eliminate corruption in government, regulate business practices, address health hazards, improve working conditions, and give the public more direct control over government through direct primaries to nominate candidates for public office, direct election of Senators, the initiative, referendum, and recall, and women's suffrage.

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/progressivism/index.cfm
Posted by: Nin
« on: June 14, 2009, 07:06:11 pm »

Marxism is progression, don't you know?
Posted by: Alia
« on: June 13, 2009, 07:56:47 pm »

I have no idea.

Usually "progressive" turns out to be full-on Marxism in disguise.