How Red is the Progressive Caucus?
By Chuck Morse
September 16, 2002
The Congressmen of the Democrat Progressive Caucus maintain a fig leaf of deniability regarding their Socialist orientation. Rather than calling themselves Socialists, with all that label implies, members of the caucus along with their affiliates, the Democratic Socialists of America and the Institute of Policy Studies, prefer to hide behind euphemisms like “Progressive” or non-partisan think tank. The fraud is furthered by the strange silence of both political parties and the mainstream media. The DSA is the American branch of the Socialist International, an organization that spearheads openly socialist parties in countries with totalitarian traditions. The logo of both the DSA and the Socialist International is a communist fist clenched around a red rose. The Progressive Caucus logo is two giant hands holding the entire planet in its clutches, something that must be seen to be believed. When crafting legislation, the caucus looks to the DSA and the Stalinist Institute of Policy Studies for direction.
The Progressive Caucus wields an extraordinary influence over the entire Congress. They advocate big socialist government and a new world order. In their “Statement of Purpose” they call for the cutting of the Pentagon budget and for “progressive” taxes. They want big welfare and “social programs” stacked with leftist bureaucrats and paid for by working taxpayers. They view government, with its gun-backed power to tax, as a means to enforce the “common good” as they define it and as a source of profit to themselves and their constituents. Their un-American authoritarianism is self interested and morally bankrupt.
The Democratic Socialists of America have adopted the term “international social order” to describe their age-old goal of a one-world government. Their vision of a socialist world calls for the “equitable distribution of resources” by which they mean the plundering of the American middle-class and the transferring of their fruits to corrupt international socialist and communist friends. In Their megalomania, they seek to regulate such things as “gender and racial equality” and “non-oppressive relationships.” These American Congressmen, elected to uphold the constitution, advocate this alien agenda and are implementing it gradually.
We would be wise to examine the careers and legislative initiatives of each of these 59 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus if we care about a free and sovereign America. These men and women constitute, I contend, a grave threat to our way of life. Following is a list of the infamous 59 by State:
Alabama - Earl Hilliard
American Samoa - Eni Faleomavaega
Arizona - Ed Pastor
California - Xavier Becerra, Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Tom Lantos, Barbara Lee, George Miller, Nancy Pelosi, Hilda Solis, Pete Stark, Diane Watson, Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Lynn Woolsey
Connecticut - Rosa DeLauro
Washington, D.C. - Eleanor Holmes Norton
Florida - Corrine Brown, Carrie Meek
Georgia - John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney
Hawaii - Neil Abercrombie, Patsy Mink
Illinois - Danny Davis, Lane Evans, - Luis Gutierrez, Jesse Jackson Jr., Bobby Rush, Jan Schakowsky
Indiana - Julia Carson
Massachusetts - Michael Capuano, Barney Frank, James P. McGovern, John Olver, John Tierney
Michigan - David Bonior, John Conyers
Minnesota - Paul Wellstone
Missouri - William “Lacy” Clay
Mississippi - Bennie Thompson
New Jersey - Donald Payne
New Mexico - Tom Udall
New York - Maurice Hinchey, Jerry Nadler, Major Owens, Jose Serrano, Nydia Velazquez
North Carolina - Mel Watt
Ohio - Sherrod Brown, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich
Oregon - Peter DeFazio
Pennsylvania - Chaka Fattah
Texas - Sheila Jackson-Lee
Vermont - Bernie Sanders
Washington - Jim McDermott
Wisconsin - Tammy Baldwin
Chuck Morse is a nationally known Conservative author and radio talk show host.