33 Uncomfortable Questions for Progressives

  • 26.	Why is it that a president who has praised wealth redistribution has seen through an economy where, as he admitted, 95% of the gains have gone to the top 1%?
  • 31. If democracy means “rule of the people,” why does the “Democratic Party” keep giving power to 536 individuals to decide the health, education, energy, transportation, retirement, employment, and income choices for hundreds of millions of people?
  • 22. Why are millionaire corporate CEOs railed against, but millionaire Hollywood actors and pop singers are praised and idolized?
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  • 9. Does it help or harm an economy to create unproductive jobs?
  • 10. If the “war on poverty” continues for decades with no improvement, is throwing more money at the problem still the solution?
  • 13. Maybe the reason for poverty in inner cities is not because of capitalism but because of the lack of free market enterprise?
  • 12. Can a nation be fundamentally racist when there the president is black and the American people watch sports, movies and TV shows featuring blacks?
  • 18. Perhaps the reason the U.S. has been relatively wealthy is because it has been the most innovative, productive and adventurous nation in history, and not because it stole big screen TVs, computers, Internet wi-fi and smartphones from people?
  • 11. If the almost $3.3 trillion in debt accumulated under Bush was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic,” is Obama responsible and patriotic for adding $6 trillion?
  • 17. Maybe the nations worldwide that were poor before the U.S. existed and are still poor suffer because they don’t have economic freedom, and not because America is exploiting them?
  • 14. Why does the U.S. have a Department of Homeland Security  that spies on American websites, but lets millions of illegal immigrants overstay their visas and cross the borders?
  • 15. Why does the NSA illegally spy on millions of Americans, but can’t alert authorities of imminent terrorist attacks like the Boston bombing, even when the government is warned about the suspects?
  • 16. Why are we creating a massive surveillance state to protect us from “terrorism,” when the Obama administration won’t even call the mass murder of U.S. soldiers at Ft. Hood by a confessed jihadist “terrorism”?
  • 23. Why is the GOP the “party of the rich” when there are just as many rich Democrat politicians as Republicans, and the wealthiest counties in the nation tend to vote Democratic?
  • 19. Has the U.S. military liberated millions from tyranny and oppression or is it imposing tyranny and oppression on foreign peoples?
  • 21.	Do people generally have the right to determine the outcomes of their own lives? Or do Washington politicians and bureaucrats (i.e. other people) have the right to determine them?
  • 20. How much government debt is too much? Can the government accrue tens of trillions in future debt without negative consequences for people?
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  • 24.	Why is it that some of the biggest corporations in the nation (Microsoft, GE, Google) donate the majority of their political campaign contributions to the Democrat Party?
  • 25.	Why do the largest corporate media outlets in the nation support a political party that has continuously railed against corporations?
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  • 28. Can power that accrues in a centralized government be used for evil as well as good? What does history say about this topic?
  • 29. Is it really “progressive” to return to a state of affairs that America was founded to protect people against?
  • 27. Why Is Washington D.C. all of a sudden one of the richest areas in the nation? What valuable goods and services does that region produce?
  • 31.	If democracy means “rule of the people,” why does the “Democratic Party” keep giving power to 536 individuals to decide the health, education, energy, transportation, retirement, employment, and income choices for hundreds of millions of people?
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  • 30. How come all of the “compassionate” programs of Democrat-dominated cities across the nation seem to lead only to worsening poverty, drug use and crime?
  • 5. Why do people have to pay the state for their very right to live? (In other words, why are there “income” taxes, when there used to be taxes only on profits?)
  • 6. If all cultures are equal, should all Americans value the abuse of women in many Muslim cultures, the abuse of workers in China, or the ill-treatment of gays in Russia?
  • 7. If the only thing that a nation needed for the people to be happy was for the government to spend money and to buy its own debt, how come other countries around the globe didn’t figure that out earlier?
  • 4. Is it wrong for someone who puts no effort into life to make a living off of those who have to work hard?
  • 8. Is the way to alleviate poverty to get more people doing productive jobs, or to take more money from people who are already working who can create jobs?
  • 3. Why is it right for people who produce nothing to dictate the fortunes of those who work for a living?
  • 32. If Obamacare is so great, how come Congressmen who passed the bill want no part of it? (Even though they make at least $174,000 a year, most are taking federal subsidies to pay for their insurance plans.)
  • 2. Why is it okay if a welfare state office asks people for ID before giving them a check, but it’s “racist” to ask people to show IDs before voting for politicians who send out those checks?
  • 33. Maybe the reason the U.S. is in a bad spot is because many people don’t think through the logical consequences of their political positions?
  • 1. Why is it fine that Americans need to prove to the IRS that they have health insurance, but it’s wrong to ask immigrants if they are in the country legally?
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