From Woodhull to H.Clinton: Sadly, “Progressives” Haven’t Improved

While Hillary Clinton has become the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for President, she is not the first to run as a party’s nominee for this office.  Licking County, Ohio native Victoria Woodhull, was the nominee of the Equal Rights Party in 1872.  Among her other accomplishments, she was the first female stockbroker and the first woman to address a Congressional committee.  As a progressive, she promoted free love, less rigid divorce laws, socialism and spiritualism1.2

Let’s compare her with Hillary Clinton, a progressive woman presidential candidate 144 years later.  Clinton is known for promoting the killing the unborn and the legalizing disordered behavior through same-sex “marriage”(free love), less rigid border security to the point of endangering the nation, redistribution of wealth (socialism) and had “séance conversations” with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mohandas Gandhi3 (spiritualism).

Sadly, her list of agenda items includes pushing for a national minimum wage which is actually works against economic equality4, doing whatever it takes to preserve a Democratic victory (lies about Benghazi to uphold Obama’s false claim about putting terrorism on the run), erasing more emails as part of an investigation than Nixon had tapes erased, smearing the credibility of the women sexually harassed by her President husband, etc.

“Progressive”?  No, this philosophy is regressive.


1 – “Spiritualism, in religion, a movement based on the belief that departed souls can interact with the living. Spiritualists sought to make contact with the dead, usually through the assistance of a medium, a person believed to have the ability to contact spirits directly. Some mediums worked while in a trancelike state, and some claimed to be the catalyst for various paranormal physical phenomena (including the materializing or moving of objects) through which the spirits announced their presence.”

2 – “Ohio woman was nominated in 1872,” by Maria DeVito, Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/29/2016.

3 – “Author Bob Woodward reported in the 1990’s that Hillary Clinton held ‘séance’ conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Gandhi in the White House. Bill Clinton also joked about the incident in 2012, during the dedication of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York.

‘As all of you famously learned when I served as president, my wife, now the secretary of state, was known to commune with Eleanor on a regular basis,’ he joked during his speech.”, from “Hillary Clinton: ‘I believe in Spirits’” by Charlie Spiering,, 4/18/2016.




2 thoughts on “From Woodhull to H.Clinton: Sadly, “Progressives” Haven’t Improved

  1. Hey,
    Can you define “free love?”
    Does holy matrimony also have to be legally binding to be regonized? I knew people who are married in another religion but the marriage isn’t legally recognized. Could it be possible to marry in the Catholic religion but without it being legally recognized it would not qualify as a marriage?

    • “Free love” is an old euphemism for sex outside of a valid marriage.

      Marriage was not invented by governments. For centuries, European countries left the decision as to who was married to the Church. Then, they decided they could gain $ by regulating it. In the U.S., the involvement was originally just for the division of property in case of a break-up and to provide for the care of minor children. Although they do it, no government has the authority to redefine marriage.

      With the on-going ignoring of Natural Law and progressive overreach, I wouldn’t be surprised if the U.S. government declared that Catholic marriages were invalid because the Church holds to the timeless truth of what a marriage is (and contrary to political correctness) and that it cannot ordain women.

      What is legally binding and recognized may be two different things. Governments recognize “their own” secular marriages through justices of the peace. Whether they recognize marriages in religions is no longer a sure thing any longer. But, as a Catholic, I would quote Tommy Lee Jones on a different subject in the movie “Fugitive” — “I don’t care.” 🙂
      Thanks for commenting. — Tony

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