A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy. Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.
"Progressivism is a philosophy based on the idea of progress, which asserts that advancement in science, technology, economic development, and social organization are vital to improve the human condition. Progressivism became highly significant during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, out of the belief that Europe was demonstrating that societies could progress in civility from barbaric conditions to civilization through strengthening the basis of empirical knowledge as the foundation of society. Figures of the Enlightenment believed that progress had universal application to all societies and that these ideas would spread across the world from Europe." Damn Wikipedia! Conservatives just want to keep the Status-quo. Holding onto the past will only get you forgotten. The "makers" will soon be robots, Capitalism will lead to war along with it's own destruction & Christians will fade from history. Progressivism isn't something you get to choose. It will happen naturally over time... hints the name.
Why is there a picture of ISIS for conservatives? That's ridiculous. Conservatives may not believe in gay marriage but they wouldn't punish someone for being homosexual, let alone kill them. ISIS believes in limiting religious freedom, conservatives believe in religious freedom. ISIS doesn't want to give woman rights, conservatives want women to have equal rights.
You place a lot of faith in Progressive ideas. The Idea of pro (Progressive) Take from the makers to give to the needy, which brings more demands. The Con (conservative) Use your own talents to go as fa as you can. Pro, all are equal and only the elite government at the controls should decide. Con, all should be treated equal by the law and government including those working in and for government. Pro has education union and established worker unions backing their cause, but by doing so they hurt the ones that need protection. Workers and the young.
lesser of the two evils.
I'm sorry now the conservatives are branded with ISIS, we do not believe in gay marriage, the dippers and believe that capitalism is the only way that mankind can progress since communism does not work. Conservative logic is just the most effective way of running a capitalist society, in no way are we like ISIS.