If you are believe that progressives give a damn about the Constitution beyond how they can use it to further their democracy agenda -- well, dream on.
8/31/1910 Osawatomie, Kansas, T. Roosevelt proclaims the progressive agenda -- national health care, social security and the championing of unions (the vanguard of all such movements) -- and discards the Constitution: “This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I THINK WE HAVE GOT TO FACE THE FACT THAT SUCH AN INCREASE IN GOVERNMENT CONTROL IS NOW NECESSARY.”
Dem. pres. Wilson (1913-21): "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. YOU ARE HERE TO ENRICH THE WORLD. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.”
FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” included the “right”: to “earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation”; of every family to a “decent home”; “to be free from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.” (Speech to Congress on 1/11/44)
LBJ’s Great Society spent trillions on those “rights.”
In fact, America’s semi-capitalist system provided those “rights” in such abundance that millions of Europeans fled their welfare state nations to come here. But none of that matters to democrats. Their party now has what they want, a welfare-state America:
-2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism.
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
-9/6-9/2012 http://www.gallup.com/poll/157481/majori… Those who want more government control over us: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%.
-Now they have national health care, the hallmark of all welfare and socialist states.
Ben Franklin predicted all of it: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
We’re now a democracy.
Thomas Jefferson: "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.”
Ben Franklin: "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.”
Obama will nominate like-minded progressives to the Supreme Court who will affirm the democracy agenda. Corporations will vote for corporate welfare and government contracts. The welfare class will vote for more benefits. The government unions will push for bigger government because that means more unionized government union jobs. Our elites politicians will continue to give money to nations which are anti-American and welfare state nations that promote the democrat dream of an American utopia. And the Constitution will not be there to protect freedom lovers.