In the United States both progressives and conservatives invoke the constitution from time to time in order to indicate some support for their ideology and to give the appearance that their policies are somehow attached to it. One however, progressivism, is very contradictory to the ideals of the constitution and to personal responsibility.
Calls to take care of the poor and abused children ring from the mouths of many that government must do something. The fact is government can't do any thing successfully in this arena. Freedom requires personal responsibility and a willingness to work. Take these away and you will eventually take away freedom as well.