What I mean by 'Progressive'

I felt it important to explain to everyone what I mean when I use the word 'progressive'. I use that term as it came out of the 19th century.

To me it is synonymous with 'liberal'. Our founders of the American Revolution were called radical in their day, the abolitionists and members of the feminist movement were called liberals and sometimes radicals. In the 19th century the word 'progressive' replaced the word 'liberal'. Apparently today the word 'progressive' has come to be associated with Anglos, Bernie (I do like Bernie by the way), Jill Stein or anti-Hillary people and I do not relate to that meaning. I dislike this redefining of the word as much as the misuse of the "Boston Tea Party' by the 'Teabaggers'. I am a life-long, loyal Democrat who voted for Hillary and because I was a County Chair, I remained neutral in the primary. If you look at my blog on my website you will see my platform which is liberal or progressive. If you believe I will fight for the children of New Mexico please support me, because that is my primary mission as Lt. Governor and electing a Democratic governor of New Mexico.

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  • commented 2017-10-25 19:20:20 -0700
    Mostly, I like it. But I call myself a progressive, too, and by that I mean something a little different, but not necessarily often in conflict with, what you mean by it. I consider myself a Lafollette progressive. Our greatest problem is bridging the racial divide in this country. I also believe in single payer health care, but I am a member of the ACLU and I am NOT opposed to Citizens United for the same reason the ACLU is—all the schemes for eliminating it call for dangerous abridgements of our First Amendment rights to free speech and free press.
  • commented 2017-04-09 11:01:23 -0700
    I have supported Single Payer Health Care for over 10 years and I am just clarifying that I am a strong Democrat. My platform speaks for itself. My methods to achieve goals is bold and designed to bring people together, not divide them. The ‘Democratic Machine’ as you call it is mostly on the national level and that is changing. In New Mexico we need to move forward together and make changes to the party that need to be made from the inside. Issues are never black and white, they are nuanced in grey. Let’s talk Sean and make bridges where we can, while still standing for our principals. 575-770-0335.
  • commented 2017-04-09 10:51:32 -0700
    It sounds like you want to jump on the bandwagon with the current “progressives”, which are Greens, Bernie, and people who favor Single Payer Healthcare and big money out of politics, but then you pedal it back here, so you can still ask for support from the Democrat machine that gave us a Wall Street controlled agenda. Which is it, People or Money? Corporate donations or real grassroots, power-from-the-bottom-up activism?
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