The progressive movement in America was spawned after the Industrial Revolution near the end of the 19th century. Politicians sought to level the playing field to allow the middle and lower class to compete by sharing the wealth. Sound familiar? Today, redistribution of wealth is punishing the richest citizens, trying to convince low information voters that the wealthiest Americans are not paying their fair share. In reality, these hard working individuals are paying more than enough. Demonized by the media, this lie has been bought, hook, line and sinker, causing successful businesses to think about leaving this once great country.
Meanwhile, the progressive movement has infringed upon freedom of speech. A week ago, Tony Dungy was considered the moral authority in the National Football League, a commentator for Football Night in America on NBC. Former Super Bowl winning coach and author of Uncommon, Dungy has been under attack the last 7 days for giving an honest opinion about Michael Sam, the 7th round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams who came out of the classic prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. According to the liberal media, you can’t be a Bible believing Christian and objective. If you read between the lines, the Bible is out of date and being progressive is the dawn of this New Age so if you want to keep your job, shut up.
In the 1970′s, the United States of America was known as the great melting pot, blending nationalities into one nation under God. Unfortunately, political correctness and the progressive movement is destroying the foundation upon which this country was established. Why can’t we debate ideas and let the people decide? May the Holy Spirit fill Tony Dungy with the boldness of the apostles in Acts 4:29. Pray for him and others who are fighting for the pursuit of life, liberty and the American way. At the conclusion of this battle, either the progressives will win or indigestion will inspire a nation to rise up and vote progressives out of office.
by Jay Mankus