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bigbill, maybe you should click on the link he provided and read the document. I believe it is grossly distorted here.
".. liberty and equality are mutually exclusive in practice." Not in the case of slavery or racial segregation, where deprivation of liberty and gross economic inequality went together.
There is much more and you can find out by clicking on the link he provided.
The quote on page 32 is under the category of objectives for second graders. Yes, they should have added the word liberty. But later in the document, on learning objectives for fifth graders it says: "5.6b Legal, political, and historic documents define the values, beliefs, and principles of constitutional democracy. "Students will examine the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, the British North America Act, and the Canadian Bill of Rights in terms of key values, beliefs, and principles of constitutional democracy." These documents obviously deal with liberty. Overall the document sets out a list of cognitive and analytical objectives which would be admirable if fully achieved by the students. I encourage people here to click on the link and judge for themselves.
I glanced through it and it seems more complex than described here, In any case it is a draft document and written for the state of New York,
Valerie Plame Wilson was the victim of a crime. Anita Hill alleges she was the victim of sexual harassment. Oliver North was not a victim. All have capitalized on their fame but North most of all.
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Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 18, 2014 2:00 AM
expat: "Have you given any thought to what your life would be like if we cut out fossil fuels?" No, I never suggested we should do without fossil fuels, but they are a non-renewable resource, so eventually we will run out, and as fuels diminish we will have to resort to increasingly destructive measures to retrieve them. Think about the generations to come and the kind of planet they will live on. Is not saving resources for their benefit also a conservative principle?
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Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 10:40 PM
Good point. my father, who was a meteorologist, believed that deforestation was a greater contributor to global warming than the use of oil.
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Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 10:33 PM
"You guys are saying that regardless of the science you are comfortable inflicting poverty, hunger, and disease on developing populations based on a certitude of what/" When did I say that? My view is more along the lines that given that the overwhelming number of climate scientists say that climate change is taking place, and given the consequences predicted, which would be most damaging to the people of developing nations, especially those living in coastal areas, that we should do what we can to forestall this catastrophe. Better to be safe than sorry, prepare for the worst, those seem like conservative, not radical principles. What is truly radical is to not make *any* effort to reduce greenhouse emissions, to race headlong into exploiting our natural resources, particularly our fossil fuels, with no regard for the consequences.
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Out government cannot define marriage on a religious basis. That is the role of religions.
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