The difference between Progressives and Liberals and why I prefer to acknowledge them.
Liberalism is simply a willingness to accept change and a belief that the system as not perfectable but improvable. An important aspect of liberalism is the belief in personal liberties, strongly supported by the Constitution.
Progressivism, is the belief that people are serfs who need to be herded under government control because they can not make decisions for themselves. Progressives had to go underground in the 1920's because their beliefs were so unpopular. They then adapted and perverted the term "liberalism".
Todays idea of liberalism is deeply rooted in the Marxist philosophy.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not." -Thomas Jefferson
"Most bad government has grown out of too much government."-Thomas Jefferson
"Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread."-Thomas Jefferson
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."-Thomas Jefferson