President Franklin Rossevelt the God of the Progressive Movement in America. The man who brought Democratic Socialism into Law in America in the 1930s. That all Progressives, whether they define they're politics as Progressive or Democratic Socialist. I know some Progressives who define they're politics as both Progressive and Democratic Socialist. And I know some Progressive who define they're politics as Libertarian Socialist. All Progressives generally speaking, look to Franklin Rossevelt as they're hero. Who brought what they've been fighting for before the New Deal in the 1930s. And after that with what President Truman tried to accomplish in the late 1940s, what he called the Fair Deal. An expansion of the New Deal and actually what FDR was pushing for in 1944. What he called the Economic Bill of Rights, again an extension of the New Deal. And what President Lyndon Johnson accomplished in 1965 with his Great Society agenda.
This is what Progressives have been pushing for since the Progressive Era, twenty years before the New Deal. Been fighting to expand ever since the New Deal and are fighting to defend today as well. What people like Ralph Nader, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Sen. Bernie Sanders and many others. And its President Rossevelt who brought Economic Progressivism, not Economic Liberalism. And perhaps I'll explain what I mean by that in a later blog, to the table in the 1930s. And have Progressives something they can point to and say, look this is what we did in the 1930s. And look at the results, this is what she should be doing again. High taxes aren't the problem on anyone, if they get good Public Service in return. This is the argument that Progressives have been making in the Democratic Party as well as other parties. But they Haven't had much success since the Great Society, in pushing they're programs through since.
FDR is the symbol the Leader and the person that Democratic Socialists point to. And someone who frankly keeps them going. Even though the politics have changed since the Great Society. Where the country has moved to the right, not become Conservative. But aren't as far to the left as Progressives tend to be. To put it mildly, they are still here giving Progressives a voice in American Politics.