Americans on the political “Left” support policies that tend to undermine individual liberties and personal property whenever these are in conflict with the plans and goals of Government.
Now self-christened as “Progressive”, the primary tool in support of their political agenda is income or wealth redistribution on the grounds that the State has a primary claim to earnings.
As such, Progressive policies support the appropriation of some through inflation or taxes to give to others in the form of government benefits, contracts or programs.
Progressives insist that the Constitution is a “living organism” that must be interpreted as circumstances change. Otherwise, it will interfere with their agenda to expand government control despite the fact that such actions will reduce individual freedom.
In turn, Progressives rank the interests of an abstract notion of community as being superior to the interests of flesh-and-blood individuals.