During the Dem pres. debates in '08, Hillary Clinton was asked if she was a liberal. Her reply, "I prefer the word "progressive," which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century."
What were progressives saying back then? Woodrow Wilson: "The thesis of the states socialist is, that no line can be drawn between private and public affairs which the State may not cross at will; that omnipotence of legislation is the first postulate of all just political theory."
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