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HailHailtoMichigan!
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What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
Why are the words progressive and liberal used interchangeably, when more often than not progressivism restricts freedom?
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accnodefense
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
Depends on your definition of liberal


weagle99
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
Depends on your definition of freedom.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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Depends on your definition of liberal
Classical liberalism


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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Depends on your definition of freedom.
The only true definition. Freedom from, not freedom to.


mograyback
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
Both parties are national socialists.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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Both parties are national socialists.
Explain plox.


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HempHead
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?


Taxing Authority
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
Nothing. They are authoritarians.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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HempHead
I have been meaning to read that for a while now. IIRC, Hayek also talks about the transformation of the term in a few chapters in TRTS.


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Rohan2Reed
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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Nothing. They are authoritarians.


Basically all politicians are authoritarian to some point, regardless of party. That's what most Americans want .. someone to be submissive to.


HempHead
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re: What exactly is liberal about the current democratic party?
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Basically all politicians are authoritarian to some point, regardless of party. That's what most Americans want .. someone to be submissive to.


Here is a good article elaborating on the state's role a parental/authority figure for those who have not grown up, for whatever reason.


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