Meaning of Liberalism

Meaning of Liberalism

The term “liberal” was coined to mean those who loved and defended individual human rights, the rights of man, not the rights of groups or collectives. Thus the definitive form of liberal government is the republic, wherein rights of individuals are codified in constitutions that protect each member of a society from the government that is supposed…

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What defines a liberal?

What defines a liberal?

As a tribute to Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times journalist who was killed in Homs today, her newspaper has made her final report freely available rather than keeping it behind the firewall. I think this is a fitting gesture. When Whitney Houston was found dead her record company Sony immediately raised the price of her recordings. Though I have no strong…

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What is conservative ideology?

What is conservative ideology?

“In my book, conservatism is simply a partial philosophy of life that describes how the system should be set up for humans to flourish within it.” – Jonah Goldberg…

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Political conservative

Political conservative

The white supremacist group now at the center of the fallout from the Charleston shooting has a long history with politicians in the South - a history that includes a level of success that today seems pretty remarkable. Accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof cited the Council of Conservative Citizens in his racist manifesto. The group and its current…

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What is a liberal person?

What is a liberal person?

Jupiterimages/Getty Images There are aspects of our lives that we like to think are totally under our control — political affiliation is certainly one of them. But a growing field of researchers asserts that there may be some biology underpinning our liberal or conservative bent. One of the latest studies comes from two political scientists and a psychologist…

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What does liberal mean?

What does liberal mean?

You’ve probably heard the term “liberal arts” tossed around in the media lately. Politicians have tossed the term around, too. In fact, over the past several years there’s been an ongoing conversation in the United States about the value of a liberal arts education. Is a liberal arts education still valuable in today’s society? Can students who major…

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Ben Carsons

Ben Carsons

Health care policy experts are speaking out against Dr. Ben Carson s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a healthcare savings account and $2, annual federal stipend, calling it near worthless and a plan for the very rich. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor, is beloved by conservatives for his vitriolic attacks…

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Liberal website

Liberal website

As you know, progressive Liberal thinking is considered backward thinking here at Backward Times. So here is the list of the top 100 backward-thinking websites, a.k.a. the Liberal Progressive top 100. Isn’t it hilarious that the top three sites, and seven out of the top ten, are so-called news sites? On the Top 100 Conservative Websites list there is…

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What is a political liberal?

What is a political liberal?

“NEMTSOV is a national traitor! Execute the traitor!” wrote a commenter a few days ago, on an internet petition to strip Boris Nemtsov of his mandate as a deputy of the local council in the provincial town of Yaroslavl. On his Facebook page, Mr Nemtsov quipped right back: “I just don’t understand one thing. Are they collecting signatures to strip me…

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Conservative political Parties

Conservative political Parties

Overview Most Americans can correctly identify the relative positions of the Republican and Democratic parties on the major issues of the day. But a review of what Americans know about the political parties shows that the public is better informed about the partisan affiliations of two popular recent presidents – Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton – than…

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Ben Carson Books

Ben Carson Books

The organization of Carson s supporters helped him win the Southern Republican Leadership If Ben Carson maintains his perch atop national polls of Republican voters he will likely owe a debt of gratitude that he can never repay to Carson-aligned super political action committees. Super PACs have a bad reputation. Activists who are critical of the influence…

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Same Sex Marriage Articles

Same Sex Marriage Articles

How the Supreme Court rules in an upcoming same-sex marriage case could affect other questions concerning LGBT rights. The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a monumental same-sex marriage case that has arrived at the justices doorstep faster than expected, but also was a long time coming. And while those on both sides of the debate are…

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What is liberal?

What is liberal?

Gary Dorrien, the leading authority on American liberal theology, defines it in the first volume of his three-volume historical work: Fundamentally it is the idea of a genuine Christianity not based on external authority. Liberal theology seeks to reinterpret the symbols of Christianity in a way that creates a progressive religious alternative to atheistic…

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Ronald Reagan liberal

Ronald Reagan liberal

Well-known liberal Ronald Reagan, before his ignominious ouster from the GOP. Given how easily conservatives ignore the teachings of Jesus when pretending to be real Christians, it should come as no surprise that Conservative Hero Zombie Reagan is nothing like the real Reagan. As I wrote in American Taliban : The funny thing is, Reagan was a flaming…

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Benjamin S. Carson

Benjamin S. Carson

The hunger for knowledge had taken hold of him, and he began to read voraciously on all subjects. He determined to become a physician, and he learned to control the violent temper that still threatened his future. After graduating with honors from his high school, he attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in Psychology. From Yale, he went…

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What are liberal beliefs?

What are liberal beliefs?

Presbyterian and other mainline denominations are more likely to espouse liberal protestant views. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images by Contributing Writer Liberal Protestants come from various denominations, particularly mainline denominations such as Episcopalian, Presbyterian and United Methodist as well as self-identifying liberal churches such as…

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What is Liberalism in politics?

What is Liberalism in politics?

EDEXCEL A2 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: UNIT THREE/ROUTE B: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: LIBERALISM Downloadable pdf of class notes The Individual Freedom Reason Justice Toleration The Liberal State Constitutional Government Democratic rule Natural Rights Utilitarianism Economic Liberalism Social Darwinism Individuality Positive Freedom Social Liberalism Keynesianism…

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What is a liberal political view?

What is a liberal political view?

0 comments The liberal label is being used by many political parties in the Netherlands. It s hard to do justice to all of them within the scope of this page, but we ll try. VVD is the centre-right, pro-business party, which is calling itself liberal , because it favours maximal individual freedom and a free-market economy, with low taxation. Since…

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What is the definition of a liberal?

What is the definition of a liberal?

It is impossible to understand the world around us, or to cultivate a coherent set of core principles, if our use of language is fraught with sloppiness and imprecision. Nowhere is this truer than in the realm of politics, where emotionally charged terms are routinely bandied about with scarcely any conception of what they actually mean. “Liberal” and…

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Liberals against gay Marriage

Liberals against gay Marriage

By The Economist GAY marriage is illegal in Georgia, and only spouses can adopt a child jointly. This was a problem for Elizabeth Wurz, whose son recently fell ill. Because her female partner is the boy s only mother recognised on paper, Ms Wurz found herself struggling to convince paramedics that she, too, was a legal guardian. “People don’t realise…

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What does the word liberal meaning?

What does the word liberal meaning?

For 2015, I would like to pick up an old campaign to take back the word “liberal” for the cause of human liberty. Or perhaps that’s too ambitious. Perhaps it is enough for each of us to do our part not to keep conceding the use of this glorious word to the enemies of liberty. It does not belong to them. It belongs to us. This is not a tedious argument…

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