March 20, 2009

Great Lesson in History from nhagman over at

Liberalism: The "Free Online Dictionary" defines the term "liberal" as follows: a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded. These above are the NEW definitions of liberal. Now look at the definition that is labeled as "obsolete": Obsolete: Morally unrestrained; licentious Below is the definition of licentious: Lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint, especially in sexual conduct Conservatism: Now, let's take a look at the same site's definition of the term "conservative": 1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change. 2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit. 3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate. Webster's online dictionary is congruent with the above definition, but offers more detail: 1 capitalized a: the principles and policies of a Conservative party b: the Conservative party 2 a: disposition in politics to preserve what is established b: a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change ; specifically : such a philosophy calling for lower taxes, limited government regulation of business and investing, a strong national defense, and individual financial responsibility for personal needs (as retirement income or health-care coverage) 3: the tendency to prefer an existing or traditional situation to change I hope you're still with me, because here comes the lesson. A "smoke and mirrors", sleight-of-hand game has been played with both the meaning of liberal and conservative. We are lead to believe that liberal means, "liberal with personal freedom", and conservative means, "corporate greed". Neither of these are true. Simply put, both refer to "stance on the Constitution". A conservative wants to "protect and defend" (conserve) the founding principles of this country. A liberal does not believe in the founding principles of this country, and think this should "change". The people at large are being taught this new definition of liberalism, when the old definition better represents the truth, but even that still doesn't define it correctly. Our Founding Fathers made certain that our laws and system of government would be able to adapt to the ever-changing times, but also stated that our founding principles are God-given, unchangeable, and "self-evident" truths. When you hear a liberal talk about "change", the "old ways", or "status quo", they are talking about our founding principles that maintain our rights, and our freedom. Liberals believe that our founding principles are old and outdated, out of style, not hip, and are not relevant in a modern society. Instead, they teach our youth that socialism is "all the rage" and "en vogue". They teach them that Karl Marx and Frederick Engels had it right. As soon as your finish reading this, do a Google search on "Karl Marx" and "Communist Manifesto". You will find that our college students receiving a "higher education" are being trained as Communists, and they dedicate websites to recruiting new members into their movement. In conclusion, conservatives want to preserve our Democratic-Republican form of government. Liberals want "change" in the form of a new Communist regime. If conservatives are pro-Constitution, and liberals are the opposition of conservatism, then liberals are anti-Constitution. If you have read this in its entirety, then you are now more informed, and wiser, than the average "Joe" on the street.
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