Sadly, as our nation wars against issues like nuclear proliferation, illegal immigration and rampant Islamic terrorism, we have no choice but to focus our attention on potentially debilitating social onslaughts from progressives.


Emboldened by successes achieved under the most liberal president in my lifetime, we’re becoming increasingly impinged upon by members of society disengaged from principles of morality and social conscience.


And why not? They’re simply following the lead block of a president whose success at fundamentally transforming America is unprecedented.

What began as a societal “pursuit of acceptance,” the LGBT lifestyle has successfully opened the door to a new world order of “interrelation” and recognition.


And knowing liberals will never be satisfied until they’ve removed all barriers of virtue and incorruption, I believe the battle has only begun.


I’m amazed how liberals aggrandize the progressive movement in our nation. Their implication that conservatism seeks to oppress civil rights and bolster social injustice is laughable.


Progressivism has historically been laden with unintended consequences and is now beginning to impact our nation in ways we never dreamed.


As of last week, 12 states, including Kentucky and West Virginia, have joined in a lawsuit against the federal government over its transgender bathroom guidelines for schools, as reported by multiple news organizations, including CNN. The lawsuit seeks to block the federal government from “implementing, applying or enforcing the new rules, regulations and guidance interpretations.”


Understand, there’s a pattern progressives follow when establishing a foothold from which they can propagate their agenda, and it’s important to identify the early phases.

Progressives understand they must advance their agenda “progressively.” “Step one” is to challenge traditionally accepted standards. In this case, it’s the conservative interpretation of federal anti-discrimination laws.


Achieving protection “under the radar” for even a small group of individuals may be perceived as only one small step for a liberal, but it’s actually one giant leap for progressivism!


From that point, progressives tenaciously advance the scale of “acceptance” and “protection” in our society under the guise of human and civil rights.


Suppose pedophiles begin leveraging similar tactics seeking protection akin to those waged by the LGBT rights activists, arguing their desire for children is a “sexual orientation” and no different than heterosexual or homosexual desires?


Consider NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association, whose website states it’s a political, civil rights and educational organization whose goal is to end “the extreme oppression of men and boys in mutually consensual relationships.”

Would it matter to a liberal if this organization sought protection under the same illogical set of values?


Folks, we’re in a battle for the very soul of our nation. I expect ambitions of tolerance we never thought possible.


Think about it. How many of us, even 10 years ago, would have envisioned the federal government allowing individuals to choose the restroom that aligned with their gender “perception” rather than their physiology?


It’s time we set progressivism apart from simply being advances in technology and social injustice.


Progressivism seeks to remove the metric of morality and the edict of conscience.


Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.