Tag Archives: Individual Liberty

ACLU: Sam Walker- ‘Conscientious Objectors’

Source:The New Democrat  “The ACLU was born out of World War I and the repression that resulted when the U.S. joined the fight.” “On the night of April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson made the trip from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … Continue reading

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Blue Dem Warriors: ‘Liberals Want Everyone to Have The Same Freedoms and Opportunities’

Source:The New Democrat “Learn more about social liberalism and its roots. Know what social liberals believe and why. Make sure you are prepared for your exam.” Source:Mometrix Academy This is exactly what liberalism is about and what Liberals actually believe. … Continue reading

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USA Today: Opinion: Qanta Ahmed- Islamism’s Double Pronged Assault on Liberal Democracy

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: USA Today: Opinion: Qanta Ahmed- Islamism’s Double Pronged Assault on Liberal Democracy Islamism, from ISIS and other groups, is not just and assault on American and Western values, but its … Continue reading

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Academy of Ideas: John Stuart Mill On Liberty

Academy of Ideas: John Stuart Mill On Liberty When I think of liberty, I don’t think of the liberty to do whatever the hell I want without any consequences. I think of individual liberty, self-determination, free will, the ability for … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Club: Charles Murray- ‘Rebuilding Liberty’

“Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Author, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.” From the Commonwealth Club Charles Murray, at least in the first fifteen minutes of his presentation here, concentrates on what he calls over regulations. And … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Opinion: Katrina Vanden Heuvel: A New Definition of Freedom in America

Washington Post: Opinion: Katrina Vanden Heuvel: A New Definition of Freedom in America It’s great to see Democrats talking about freedom again. This is something that Liberals and Progressives should be talking about anyway. Since we created freedom in America. … Continue reading

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AlterNet: Opinion- David Masciotra- “You’re Not The Boss of Me! Why Libertarianism Is a Childish Sham”: Why Collectivism Doesn’t Work Either

Source: AlterNet: Opinion- David Masciotra- You’re Not The Boss of Me! Why Libertarianism Is a Childish Sham I actually believe that our Founding Fathers our Founding Liberals (sorry Right-Wingers) got it right when they wrote our Constitution and Bill of Rights … Continue reading

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Liberty Pen: Video: George Will: A Conflict of Visions

. Pre-1930s there was much if any public social safety net or social insurance in America at least at the federal level. The 1930s with the Great Depression and the New Deal obviously changed that. But Americans were still expected … Continue reading

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Reason: Blog: Nick Gillespie Interviews Arvin Vohra: Are Libertarians Spoiling the Midterm Elections?: A Future For Conservative Libertarian Republicans?

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Reason: Blog: Nick Gillespie Interviewing Arvin Vohra: Are Libertarians Spoiling the Midterm Elections? At some point Libertarians if they want to be a real political movement in America that … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann: Professor Harvey J. Kaye- ‘Why FDR’s Four Freedoms are Real Freedoms’

Professor Harvey J. Kaye: “Why FDR’s Four Freedoms are Real Freedoms My Four Freedoms 1. Freedom of Speech- The right to be an insensitive asshole even. And say whatever the hell we want to as long as we aren’t threatening … Continue reading

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