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  • notarethug notarethug Nov 3, 2008 11:21 AM Flag

    iroc u roll is a fool and a liberal which is redundant

    The term "liberal" means someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in the failed Bush administration policies in the Middle East especially including Iraq.

    Liberals believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas. Faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people lies at the heart of the liberal faith. For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man's ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves.

    Liberals believe also in the United States of America, in the promise that it contains and has contained throughout our history of producing a society so abundant and creative and so free and responsible that it cannot only fulfill the aspirations of its citizens, but serve equally well as a beacon for all mankind. Liberals do not believe in a superstate. We see no magic in tax dollars which are sent to Washington and then returned. We abhor the waste, incompetence, and corruption of the federal bureaucracies in the Bush administration as none other before it. We do not favor state compulsion when voluntary individual effort can do the job and do it well. But I believe in a government which acts, which exercises its full powers and full responsibilities. Government is an art and a precious obligation; and when it has a job to do, liberals believe it should do it. And this requires not only great ends but that we propose concrete means of achieving them.
    Our responsibility is not discharged by announcement of virtuous ends. Our responsibility is to achieve these objectives with social invention, with political skill, and executive vigor. For these reasons liberalism is our best and only hope in the world today. For the liberal society is a free society, and it is at the same time and for that reason a strong society. Its strength is drawn from the will of free people committed to great ends and peacefully striving to meet them. Only liberalism, in short, can repair our national power, restore our national purpose, and liberate our national energies.

    I am proud to be a “liberal”.

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    • Thanks, I have no idea what that angry idiot is jabbering about. That is a good discussion of that a liberal is. Its been distorted by the extreme right. But I could care less. It is them who have destroyed this country with their hateful divisive politics, their spendthrift pay for nothing ways and their idiotic "foreign policy".

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      • I would argue that the destruction of this coutry began with the creation of multiple "social programs" initiated by a Democratically controled congress in the 60's. However, FDR did a lot to get us on the path. Social Security is a fine program, but underfunded from the get-go because he used it to get re-elected. LBJ created the "Great Society" which has led to the bancruptcy of this country.

        I am through typing. BOTH parties pander to their base and we are ALL paying the price. I hope that all of you "LIBERALS" enjoy paying out the ASS on your taxes, because it's coming.

        Fortunately, this is JNJ board. Sales of KY Jelly should go though the ROOF!!!!

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