posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 08:02 PM
Hi there. I hope to prove to you in this topic that you might not (for those of you who still think you are) be liberal.
What people mean by when they talk about liberals in here in the USA it could mean either of two things. Either it means you're progressive. Or it
means that you're a liberal as in you want to do away with property rights, hence, people call you a communist.
Sympathizing with communistic ideas does not make you a liberal. Ownership of private property does not make one greedy. It makes one think about
what they have but I do not think that it makes them greedy essentially.
Liberals feel that it would be ideal if people had no ownership of private property. But would you really want that? How would you feel if you
really didn't have anything that you could own or that like you could have to yourself?
Does it really sound like a liberal idea to do away with your individual rights completely and to let yourself be controlled by what a group does or
what a group thinks?
I think not. Liberals want GOVERNMENT CONTROL and SOCIALISM of an economy when in a laissez fair economy people could solve their problems without
the government's help. The laissez-fair system has helped us in the past. Yet socialists want us to do away with private property.
Is that really what you want?
I hope that I have changed some people's minds here about economic liberalism. I do not feel that the government should have so much control of what
you do and what you can't do.
That isn't' a liberal idea. Control isn't liberal. Liberals stand for freedom, so, liberals should also stand for economic freedom. But if they
did that they would be a libertarian like me...
Liberals call themselves progressive because they think every contribution the nation has made can be attributed to liberal people or the Democratic
party. It's a shame that people think they're progressive because they're part of a party when many of their policies would do more harm than
I don't think we need much regulation of the economy. Liberals think that the economy needs to be regulated more but I disagree. Regulation can
only lead to bad thinggs.
So you see, it's not just liberals that are progressive, it's ALL OF US that are progressive. Liberals call themselves progressives because they
like making everyone else seem like retrogressive.
So, I just want to leave you with that thought and hope that you rethink about the liberal ideology and what it means.