We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis
That quote is awesome! I’m conservative, and all for being progressive. Most liberals consider themselves progressive, and conservatives not so progressive. I think that being progressive is what keeps a nation at the top, and keeps it running smoothly. The reason that conservatives don’t look progressive is because they don’t support things like planned parenthood, gun control, and homosexuality. They aren’t being non-progressive by not supporting these issues; they are seeing what problems these issues create. That, as C.S. Lewis put it, is progressive. Have you ever been driving and miss an exit or hit a wrong road? Do you normally turn around, or keep going? It depends. Sometimes you can keep going and end up in the same place; it just takes a little bit longer than normal. Or, other times, you’ll have to turn around and go back because you will not get to your destination. There have been many times in our country’s history when we have had to do an about-turn, and change what we are doing. That’s exactly what we did when the Civil War happened. Many people realized that slavery was wrong and decided that they should go back and change it. I think that the issue of abortion has been experimented with enough that it’s time to get off the detour and back on the main road. It has been shown how much abortion hurts the girls with the baby (and the baby). Hurting people isn’t being progressive, right? When something fails, we need to be willing to change and start over. That is the beauty of capitalism; you can be progressive. That’s why socialism and communism fail; they can’t be progressive.