The modern progressive agenda is entirely antithetical to everything that was intended to be part of the American experiment. These days, many leftists will fully agree with this statement. After all, that is the point: they view the United States as the symbol for everything that they hate.
The United States of America was not the only country to base its values off of the ideals of 18th century Enlightenment. Slowly but surely, all of Western Europe and its satellites came to embrace industrialization, free markets, and civil liberties. It was a long-fought battle, but freedom won the day. But if you take a look at Europe today, you’ll notice that those freedoms haven’t been preserved the same way they have in America.
This is because liberty was enshrined in America’s founding. Our government structure requires an overwhelming consensus to implement substantial changes in policy. Even early 20th century progressives understood this, which is why the income tax required a constitutional amendment — not just simple legislation — to put in place.
At the end of the day, the far-left agenda’s worst enemy isn’t Republicans in Congress, or conservative pundits. It’s our founding document, and that was the true vision of the Founding Fathers.