Friday, July 18, 2014


Elizabeth Warren's 11 Tenets of Progressivism

- "We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it."

- "We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth."

- "We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality."

- "We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage."

- "We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them."

- "We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt."

- "We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions."

- "We believe—I can't believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work."

- "We believe that equal means equal, and that's true in marriage, it's true in the workplace, it's true in all of America."

- "We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform."

- "And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"


  1. I don't want Elizabeth Warren to run for President, because then we'll all complain when she doesn't accomplish our personal wish lists for us.

    I want her to inspire us to change the system. No one person can; but we can.

  2. And speaking of things I can't believe we have to say in 2014: Water?

  3. I want her to keep campaigning for progressive candidates to work with her in the Senate.

  4. Oddly enough, though I wouldn't call myself a "progressive," I'd agree stongly with most of these assertions.

    I know Hobby Lobby is roiling the waters, but I'm old enough to remember when Scalia's Smith opinion was universally execrated as a gutting of the free exercise clause of the first amendment. It seems odd to me that progressives are now working to restore Scalia's position, that any religious exercise can be suppressed by law if it's within the police power and equally applied across the board.

  5. " It seems odd to me that progressives are now working to restore Scalia's position"

    I take issue with that characterization. The concern for progressives is that a corporation has been granted protection under RFRA, and that such protection interferes with the free exercise and fair compensation rights of women.