Chesterton has a neat rhetorical trick for turning respect for democracy into old-Tory traditionalism, and it goes like this: you cannot be a democrat if you despise the will of the majority, howsoever reactionary it might seem to you. Only consider: put into the balance the opinion of all the people alive and all who have ever lived, and you'll find that democracy is in favour of Tradition, God and so on.
But this doesn't go far enough. Let's assume that we're not at the end of something, but rather at the beginning of something. Why disregard all the people who will ever live? They have more say, surely, than the dead; because the dead no longer exist, where the unborn will exist. And they outnumber the living and the dead. Naturally, they're democratic opinions will be more Progressive.