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Meritaten1 Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-04 11:13 AM
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15. Basically doesn't every progressive, optimistic and forward-looking
movement draw some roots from liberalism? From the New Deal to the Civil Rights movement to concern for the environment and human rights?

Liberalism=generosity

Liberalism=compassion for society's less fortunate

Liberalism=faith that an informed electorate can act on behalf of the public interest through government

The reason "compassionate conservatism" became such a buzzword for the Republicans is precisely because conservatism is not something one would normally associate with compassion. "Conservative" usually connotes holding back...conformity...an unwillngness to venture forward?
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