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The Whiskey Priest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:53 AM
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Poll question: What do Liberals Believe?
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:16 AM by The Whiskey Priest










Poll result (18 votes)
People over property (2 votes, 11%)Vote
The Government is there to help when the problem is larger than the individuals ability to solve (1 votes, 6%)Vote
Acting together against injustice we can all prosper (7 votes, 39%)Vote
Any tradeoff should consider the harm to the many rather than the good to the few (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Every person is important (1 votes, 6%)Vote
Responsibility is the duty of and any sacrifice should be shared by the entire community (2 votes, 11%)Vote
People are real; corporations are just illusions (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Wealth and privilege should be gained through work rather than inherited at birth (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Other -- Please do offer your thoughts if the vote is "other" (5 votes, 28%)Vote
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  - Kind of believe in several of them  bryant69   Oct-19-05 08:55 AM   #1 
  - "We're all in this together." --eom  CrispyQGirl   Oct-19-05 09:04 AM   #2 
  - I believe, "Don't be an asshole"  ComerPerro   Oct-19-05 09:07 AM   #3 
  - Liberals  BL611   Oct-19-05 09:21 AM   #4 
  - IME trying to peg down one thing that Liberals " believe" is...  WePurrsevere   Oct-19-05 09:29 AM   #5 
  - The first principles of liberalism are...  eallen   Oct-19-05 09:31 AM   #6 
  - Well put. I'd add "and that favors equality of opportunity but  joemurphy   Oct-19-05 09:34 AM   #7 
  - There is no "All of the above" line.  NCevilDUer   Oct-19-05 09:59 AM   #8 
 
bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:55 AM
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1. Kind of believe in several of them
Some of them are more slogan-y; like "People over Property." I don't know what that is intended to mean. Seems like it could be attached to ideas I agree with and others that I don't agree with.

Bryant
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:04 AM
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2. "We're all in this together." --eom
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:07 AM
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3. I believe, "Don't be an asshole"
Seriously. That's my slogan.
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BL611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:21 AM
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4. Liberals
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:33 AM by BL611
believe in individual opportunity and self determination. The conservatives are right that the origins of liberalism are libertarian, however this is based on a preindustrial paradigm. With the large concentrations of wealth and power that take place in an industrial society, liberals believe that a strong government must be able to foster the environment conducive to the aforementioned self determination for all.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:29 AM
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5. IME trying to peg down one thing that Liberals " believe" is...
like trying "herd cats". ;)

Of course there's *hope*... maybe someday we'll find something or someone that will act much like the sound of a can opener and get all the Liberal "cats" to go to them. :D

Oh and FYI: I had to vote "other" since I believe in more then one mentioned. :)
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:31 AM
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6. The first principles of liberalism are...
A democratic government that guarantees civil liberty for all individuals, including especially freedoms of the thought, speech, press, and travel, that provides equal protection for citizens of all creeds and races, that implements representative government checked by institutional adherence, that punishes official corruption and that fosters transparency and honesty in its execution.

Call me an old-fashioned liberal.

:hippie:
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:34 AM
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7. Well put. I'd add "and that favors equality of opportunity but
not necessarily results"
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:59 AM
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8. There is no "All of the above" line.
Put me there.
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