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It steadfastly stands against
the concentration of power in corporate hands,
and the disenfranchisement of the citizenry.
social and economic justice,
a preserved environment, and
a reinvigorated democracy.
Its bedrock values are nonviolence and freedom of speech. - See more at: www.progressive.org...
A big part of his schtick is to go back to Teddy Roosevelt and the early Progressive movement from the late 19th to early 20th century and tie that to the Democrats, the liberals and the "leftists" in the US, Wilson's support of the Federal Reserve, and other shibboleths.
“Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Despite these warnings, Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” -Woodrow Wilson
In every case there, the opposite is true. But trying to make that point EVERY TIME IT COMES UP would take every topic off-topic.
They know this; that's part of the tactic.
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” –Thomas Jefferson
“… The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.” -Thomas Jefferson
“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” -James Madison
“If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.” -Andrew Jackson
originally posted by: works4dhs
as I said, it's about definitions.
līberālis m, f (neuter līberāle); third declension
1. Of or pertaining to freedom
2. dignified, honorable, befitting a freedman
3. generous, liberal, bountiful, ample
originally posted by: CranialSponge
a reply to: beezzer
If your country has hijacked the words "liberal" and "patriot" and misused/abused/redefined them... that's not my problemo.
It's up to you guys to put the words back into their appropriate place.
Here, have some round bacon as a symbol of my friendship:
Nuthin but love for ya bunny boy, nuthin but love.
No, they'll call themselves "The Wonderful Fluffy Kittens of Rainbows and Unicorns".
Even though they are the freedom stealing soul haters of death.