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Progressives Simply Do Not Like The United States

bafisher Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 12:54 AM
Alexis de Toqueville observed that American towns were filled with volunteerism and community organizations which provided great leadership development and feelings of ownership and personal responsibility for their communities. He found it to be a powerful cultural attribute of Americans. It appears that progessives want to prevent community, volunteer, and religious organizations from strengthening their communities and instead take peoples' money to pay for bureaucrats to do the job in a more costly and less committed manor. It is a formula for weakening economic democracy and political democracy. Individuals and communities are built by choosing personal sacrifice, personal donation of time, and personal donation of money.
Donjindra Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 11:43 AM
When "conservatives" embrace the communitarianism of the "progressives" how are they really different from them?
birtherjoeA Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 5:12 AM
Your use of paragraph 1 to provide a logical sequitor to paragraph two tells me somehow that you were home schooled in Logic.
BK22 Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 7:49 AM
Your use of paragraph 1 to provide a logical sequitor to paragraph two tells me somehow that you were home schooled in Logic.
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Coming from someone named crazy Joe makes that a compliment.
Buck O'f Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 9:36 AM
You weren't schooled in logic at all, were you crazy?
Donjindra Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 11:47 AM
"Your use of paragraph 1 to provide a logical sequitor to paragraph two tells me somehow that you were home schooled in Logic."

These "conservatives" appear to define logic in a very liberal manner.
BK22 Wrote: Apr 02, 2012 12:39 PM
These "conservatives" appear to define logic in a very liberal manner.
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No..actually they don't.

Ever heard of Dahlia Lithwick? No? Don’t feel bad. I hadn’t either until I read her piece of … something or other … on Slate about the Supreme Court hearing this week on Obamacare.

A quick Google search turned up her Wikipedia entry, which tells me she’s a Canadian and contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. In other words, a committed leftist.

Lithwick writes:

This morning in America’s highest court, freedom seems to be less about the absence of constraint than about the absence of shared responsibility, community, or real concern for those who don’t want anything...