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|User Info||The Mental Disease Called Liberalism (Health Reform); entered at 2012-05-05 13:36:09|
Registered: 2007-09-11 Live Free Or Die; US Army Est. 1775
I object to the term 'liberalism' - I believe that the proper terminology is 'progressivism'.|
Our Founders were the liberals of their day. Indeed classical liberalism could be the definition of the premise that was the founding of our country.
It is those to ascribe to the idea that the US Constitution's principle foundation is flawed in that they do not recognize that 'rights' are something with which people are endowed at birth and that certain traits of human beings remain constant throughout history. They utterly fail to acknowledge that there are certain things about the nature of humans that have never changed from our inception - specifically, that humans are and always will have the capacity for good and evil. Progressives completely fail to understand that any good, just, and successful government must acknowledge these flaws in order to facilitate liberty and freedom and the protection of rights for everyone.
It is progressives who believe that human nature can be perfected, and therefore, a government must change its principles as history dictates in response to 'advancement' of this human perfection.
It is progressives who believe that government is the only way to facilitate this 'perfecting' of the human condition through altering and 'progressing' the power of government.
Just my two cents.
Last modified: 2012-05-05 13:39:22 by pika-steph