What is a progressive to me.
A progressive is a person who believes and works for the welfare and happiness of all human beings.
A progressive outlook is universal, not self centered. It takes into account the needs and requirements of all people regardless of their race, religion, nationality, economic status, geographical location, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
2. Social Justice
Every human being requires the basic necessities of life such as food, clothing , medicine, education and shelter. This should be provided through minimum standards such as a living wage and access to employment. A progressive economy strives to reduce the gap between the wealthiest and poorest members of the community by increasing the numbers of the middle class.
3. Economic Democracy
Economy should be decentralized so that economic decisions that affect people’s lives can be made on a local level rather than in corporate boardrooms. Local economy should be enhanced supporting local agriculture, small businesses, and manufacturing using local resources, both natural and human.
The principle of universalism requires that we broaden our perspective beyond the needs of human beings to that of all living creatures on earth. Progressives should strive to improve the environment of all living creatures while taking into account the impact on human society.
Progressives should apply rationality in all aspects of life. Rationality means carefully weighing all the positive and negative aspects of any question and subjecting any decision to a test of whether it is beneficial to human welfare.
It is the duty of progressives to lead society in a progressive direction and work to minimize its regressive tendencies.
7. Morality and Ethics
Progressives should conduct their personal lives in accordance with these principles. Progressives should all be accountable to each other and to society for the highest standards of conduct. To this end progressives should always act in a transparent manner.