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To: MichaelCorleone
Another example of vocabulary being kidnapped by the Left. The capitalization matters a great deal.

Traditionally, a "liberal" -- in Europe especially -- has been someone who values individual freedom and who wants government to back off and not oppress people. You can see that a liberal would oppose slavery -- and also oppose welfare, social security, progressive taxes, and obamacare.

On the other hand, a "Liberal" is someone who values groups and the common good and takes a very "open" or "Liberal" view of the power of government for good. Government should take an activist role and do its best to build a utopia where bad things never happen.

9 posted on 02/24/2013 8:30:57 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“on the other hand” should read “But, in today’s accepted revised usage as defined by the progressive movement”


14 posted on 02/25/2013 12:42:02 AM PST by norton
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