The View From 1776
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Cousin Teddy: Liberal-Progressive-Socialist
Too many conservatives today, with no understanding of his overall socio-political views, mistakenly assume that Franklin Roosevelt’s cousin Teddy Rosevelt was a conservative, because of his foreign policy guideline: speak softly and carry a big stick.
For a more comprehensive depiction of reality, read Ronald J. Pestritto’s Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Theodore Roosevelt Was No Conservative:
There’s a reason he left the GOP to lead the Progressive Party.
As I wrote in Teddy Roosevelt: Progressive President:
In the political sphere, Progressivism is a synonym for socialism, and for our sect called liberalism. Socialism necessitates collectivized power at the highest levels of the political state, leaving open a pathway to totalitarianism.