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Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the

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If the Muslims take over the United States, they will start by expunging the land of Homosexuals and Liberals. (Please see my conclusion to explain why Liberals really hold to these two contradictory positions.) Most liberals believe in Darwinian evolution, as opposed to special Creation by God. He had asserted this explicitly several time, so it was not a ‘misspeak’ or accidental, he clearly did not understand the difference. Fourtrouble argues that a libertarian government makes no distinction between good and evil.

The political economy of the New Right (Themes in right-wing

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His basic political principles are based on the ancient classical and Christian moral natural law, derived from God and perceived by all uncorrupted men through “right reason.” The moral natural law provided Burke with the normative principles by which to judge whether or not rulers used their power to fulfill or to violate the great ends of civil society—the protection of life, liberty, and property—which Burke regarded as the necessary means of achieving temporal happiness.

Exceptional: Why the World Needs A Powerful America

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The need for direct contact with the sources or powers of creativity and legitimacy and for a comprehensive organization of life permeated by those powers is an intermittent and occasional need in most human beings and an overwhelming and continuous need in a few. Demands for " equality " or "justice" tend to be seen at minimum as lofty, abstract proposals that are likely to change with the seasons of intellectual fashion.

White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American

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The owners of small properties, as a class, tend to be more conservative than do the possessors of much property (this latter often in the abstract form of stock s and bonds). I doubt any of us rationally believe that the state needs to tell people that something is wrong for it to be so. Communism: Communists believe that the capitalist system is damaging to the interests of the masses, and that workers must unite and overturn it by revolutionary means.

The Fabrication of Social Order: A Critical Theory of Police

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This imbalance is the result of ideologies which defend the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation. At first glance, this should not be a problem since liberal principles underlie Western society and are the basis of the modern world order. Forgive the past and embrace the future, whatever it may bring! Often, that involves allowing us to face the consequences of sin in this world. Wright Mills (1962), the policy imagination. Without liberalism we wouldn't have the civil rights.

Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical

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As Mises Institute scholar Ralph Raico puts it, progressivism is “a vague term, but one that connote[s] a new readiness to use the power of government for all sorts of grand things.” Originating in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, progressivism was soon found in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Yet among the black students at Harvard University (all of whom presumably qualify for racial preferences), only one-third are unambiguous descendants of slaves. It seeks to resolve social and economic issues, such as economic crises, over-accumulation of capital, social inequality, and degenerate consumerist culture by tackling the cause of these problems - the capitalist system - and to replace capitalism with an economic system that does not generate these specific issues in the first place.

Falling in Love with America Again

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In this way, either through the triumph of the innovators or the triumph of the orthodox, the previous formulation of the ideology undergoes a change. The problem is that that is necessarily either a personal or religious belief, and not a scientific one. Comparing Liberal Conservatism with One Party Conservatism it is clear that Conservatives do not believe in or share a fixed set of beliefs in many issues.

Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the

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Economic freedom is also closely related with liberalism and involves support for free markets and private property rights. Rarely, however, do scholars acknowledge that, for him to discover, identify, and explain the conservative tradition in the Anglo-American world, he had to labor vigorously to dismantle liberalism as a historical, cultural, theological, practical, philosophical, and political theory. Along with this push for tax breaks, conservative Democrats simultaneously advocate for strict control of the federal government budget.

The Tea Party Explained: From Crisis to Crusade (Ideas

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It is true that a single global language would facilitate free trade - but that could be Esperanto, as well as English. The conflict in the UK over the EU is not a matter of left vs. right, because the elites in all three major British parties are in full agreement on the importance of the UK remaining a member in good standing of the EU. In addition, you do not know much about the early church history if you think that the early church did not lobby or try to influence their government.

The Freedom Revolution: The New Republican House Majority

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In this view, property represents individual merit (ability and hard work), meaning that property is an absolute right. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press. → First published in Volume 18 of Social Forces. Within the Conservative party these two positions have long been in evidence, and they capture different stances on moral and social issues. This also fits into Bailey's idea that unconventional preferences appeal to people with higher intelligence, and can also be a means of showing superiority.