What are the underlying principles of Modern liberalism?

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    Id prefer to hear the answer from liberals themselves. I want to see what they say their underlying principles are.
     
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    That civilization is a slow and steady turn away from the natural order of things.

    That a decent society sets a minimum standard of living.

    That the deserving should be helped even if we must sometimes help the undeserving rather than punish the deserving because of the wrongdoing of the undeserving.

    That justice should always be tempered with mercy and love is the highest expression of faith.

    At least that's my take.
     
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    I'm a self-described "liberal".

    I'm pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-DADT repeal.

    I'm in favor of a simple, progressive tax system.
    I'm in favor of expanding medicare, and social security.

    I'm against all nanny-state, "healthy" laws. I smoke cigarettes, I drink.
    I'm anti-prohibition. That applies to all drugs, prostitution, etc.
    I'm against special interests controlling congress. I disagree with the Citizens United decision.

    On Global Warming, I agree with EVERY SINGLE MAJOR SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATION, and believe that climate change exists, and we're making it worse.

    On most issues, I'll come down on the same side as the ACLU.

    On some issues, I'll come down on the same side as the NRA.

    On the Political Compass test, I'm in the mid left, far bottom.
     
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    Take, Subjugate, Take, Shuffle the Deck, Subjugate, Take some more, Subjugate, Take, Take more, did I mention Take???? :lol: :lol:
     
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    Fair taxes.

    Freedom in the market and in the privacy of home.

    Limited Government focused on infrastructure and keeping the streets clean for the tourists.


    Remember, Thomas Jefferson was a Liberal and Benedict Arnold was a Tory (16 century conservative).

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/educa...ism-america-was-born-liberal.html#post1321923
     
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    Absolutely. To remain loyal to the king was the conservative stance.
     
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    Liberty, Freedom, Justice and Tolerance.
     
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    i'd like to add another shuffle, subjugate, and a Big Take...
     
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    That's classical liberalism (of which I am a proud member). Modern Liberalism is more akin to Marxism.
     
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    It's amazing to me that people can seriously claim to know what other people believe better than they do.
     

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