Discussion in 'Politics' started by CrusaderFrank, Aug 13, 2012.
What is it? What is the Liberal American Dream?
To always have something to bitch about.
a) What the other guy got
b) What I ain't got
Why won't they write about it?
Freedom and liberty for all. For everyone from the poor to rich to be able to experience and have the opportunity for success.
The unalienable rights of the individual. The fundamental liberal ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion for all belief systems, and the separation of church and state, right to due process and equality under the law are widely accepted as a common foundation across the spectrum of liberal thought.
My addition to the above would be an intelligent Foreign Policy. George Washington stated it pretty eloquently is his Farewell Address:
"Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it - It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that, in the course of time and things, the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it ? Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue ? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices?
In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest."
Adherence to the Bill of Rights and protection of Our Civil Liberties.
A "hand up" instead of a "handout".
A fair system of taxation that doesn't punish success.
An "America and Americans First" mentality. We should take care of Our own before we help other nations.
A strong military that is used sparingly.
The mindset that: "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
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So why are you parasites constantly bitching? We already have attained the liberal utopia.
Sure.....we should all have the same amount of "wealth", right?
So what's the "conservative American dream"?
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