Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dr. C. H. E. Sadaphal - The Hidden Dangers of of Progressivism

The Libertarian physician writes about (Progressive) policies and how their good intentions often gone awry.
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The New Oxford American Dictionary defines progressive as “a person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.” I would define the dangers of progressivism as “the unrecognized, unseen, or deliberately concealed adverse consequences inflicted on the exact groups progressive policies are proclaimed to assist.”

The unfortunate case of Eric Garner is a prime example, a situation that I wrote about last week. Mr. Garner was killed by police officers who attempted to arrest and detain him for the nonviolent crime of selling untaxed cigarettes. Subsequent to this horrific event, the NYC mayor, Bill de Blasio, said at a press conference that “I can understand why any New Yorker may say [the selling of untaxed cigarettes is] not such a big offense … [but] a violation of the law is a violation of the law.”

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