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Obama’s Declaration of Collectivism

Everett39 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:50 AM
For one thing, there's no such word as 'communitarianism', it sounds like a nice, touchy-feely word that is not threatening to many like the word communism, which is the only thing obuma believes in ! When did 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' become 'dirty words' ? When obuma was inaugurated ! ! His speech was an attempt to redefine freedom, for all intents !
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:00 PM
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 1:59 PM
Everett39 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 3:00 PM
Point taken - here is a clarification -
Communitarianism has been traced back to early monasticism, but in the twentieth century began to be formulated as a philosophy by Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. In an early article the Catholic Worker clarified the dogma of the Mystical Body of Christ as the basis for the movement's communitarianism. Later secular communitarians began from analysis of classical republicanism, focusing on ancient Greek and Classicist writers. Since 1990 they became the apologists of the idea of civil society as a result of work of communist propaganda in Poland using it as a tool of neoliberal transformation, legitimizing development of the third sector as a substitute for the welfare state.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 1:26 PM
"Fundamental transformation!"
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 1:16 PM
Ev,

What do you mean there is no word such as communitarianism?

Do you really think that I just made that word up?

One of the least remarked upon aspects of President Obama’s inaugural speech was his attempt to co-opt the Founding Fathers’ Declaration of Independence to bolster his liberal-left agenda.

Sure, the president quoted one of the most important sentences in world history: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

So far, so good. But he later connected the Declaration with his own liberal agenda: “ . . . that fidelity to our founding principles...