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Hosea Ballou and the rise of American religious liberalism

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NOTE that liberty is INCONSISTENT with the other goals: the more liberty that is protected, then the less moral or economic order can be established.� So citizens and government leaders MUST decide which is the higher priority.� You CAN NOT have total liberty with either total moral order or total economic order, so the choice MUST ALWAYS be CONSTANTLY made with EVERY government policy, which receives the higher priority: liberty, or order.� Another way this is often phrased is the balance between liberty and justice or virtue.� If government requires people to behave with moral virtue (e.g. you can�t make, buy, or watch pornography) or to behave with economic virtue (e.g. you must pay your workers a wage they actually can live on) then individual liberty is necessarily restricted.� So requiring moral or economic justice is inconsistent with total liberty, which shows again, every policy decision by government must decide which is more important in any given instance:� individual liberty, or moral or economic justice and virtue.� You MUST make a trade-off between the two; you CANNOT have both to the full degree.

Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream

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The national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July 8-14 among 1,805 adults, finds that as many Americans call the court liberal (26%) as say it is conservative (27%). The increase in the proportion of liberals is seen exclusively among Democrats as well as in all age groups. Unfortunately, I think his answer is mostly wrong. We stick to, contend for, the identical old policy on the point in controversy which was adopted by "our fathers who framed the Government under which we live;" while you with one accord reject, and scout, and spit upon that old policy, and insist upon substituting something new.

The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of

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I was with most of the talk until I heard that the average voter's PQ was assumed to be around 30, which is more conservative than many of the politicians measured. The liberal’s view of rights is closely connected to the issue of trust. Aping the French academicians they once excoriated, they're undermining the very idea of empirical reality, dismissing inconvenient facts as the product of an oppressive ideology. Its followers argued that nations are timeless, biological phenomena.

Democracy and Right-Wing Politics in Eastern Europe in the

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Utopian socialism. +inally. viewing socialism as ualitatively different from capitalism. undertakes a scientific analysis of historical and social development. but predicts that it inevitably 'would' replace capitalism. leading some to proclaim the 'death of socialism'. which. The results revealed that overall, the less educated the parent, the more likely they were to give their child either an uncommon name (meaning fewer than 20 children got the same name that year in California), or a unique name (meaning only one child got that name in 2004 in California).

World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism

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The nation must unite and work together, they said - to defeat the Hun, or the Bolshevik threat, or the Yellow Peril, or the enemy within the gates, or Osama bin Ladin. For example: ambition, so fertile in happy results in ordinary labor, is here a principle of ruin; and the more a public functionary wishes to progress in the profession he has taken up, the more he tends, as is natural, to raise and increase his profits, the more he becomes a burden to the society that pays him. 57 As increasing numbers of individuals aspire to government jobs, two tendencies emerge: government power expands, and the burden of government expenditures and taxation grows.

Up From Liberalism (with new preface by the author)

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Just as people with similar tastes in food tend to frequent the same restaurants, people with the same tastes in politics tend to vote for the same candidates. Consistent with cultural conservatism, he has Venus (ruler of Moon) square the Nodes, and possibly Moon trine North Node. Understanding libertarian morality: The psychological dispositions of self-identified libertarians. Thus the body social is a kind of spiritual corporation, comparable to the church; it may even be called a community of souls.

The New Barbarians: Progressives in Modern America

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For Kennedy, a surprise attack on Cuba did not fit his image of the United States, and this policy option was quickly ruled out. But no, we do not need to continue this, particularly because I have made no claim about either side being more correct. My opponents definition of liberalism is invalid and self contradictory. The nation state is not a particularity, existing by itself in isolation, but part of a global design. After all, Democrats are typically perceived as the liberal political party.

Warriors for the West: Fighting Bureaucrats, Radical Groups,

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Does this mean conservatives are completely unwilling to embrace change? The Eurozone: The right-wing love to drivel on about how the EU is a "leftie" organisation, but the unelected technocrats that run the EU (the European commission and the European Central Bank) are fully signed up to the neoliberal economic orthodoxy, where economic interests are separated from democratic control. The incarceration of the criminal is necessary to assure the victims of crime that their loss and suffering are taken seriously by society; and that justice is being served through the criminal being held accountable for his or her acts, and punished to the full extent of the law.

Government through Culture and the Contemporary French Right

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The terms "liberal" and "conservative" have lost their true places in public discourse. Still, it is important to recognize that conservatives are not against change per se. During the French Revolution (1789–1799), the monarchy and much of the church were destroyed, as were traditional laws and habits in different parts of the country. Through understanding the reasons or why an individual commits a crime, one can come up with ways to prevent and control crime or rehabilitate criminals.

Straussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians

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Protectionism: Conservatives are prone to protectionism, though this is not a hard and fast rule and there are many free-trade conservative parties. A New York Times article declared that "the epoch of isolation and occasional intervention" was over. We reserve for the term “political personality” those elements of a person’s total psychic pattern which tend to shape attitudes, beliefs, and actions on new issues as they arise. In 1921, they started campaigning for Afrikaans schools and the preservation of Afrikaans culture in schools, which led to a rapid surge in membership.
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