Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis) is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property.
Liberalism first became a distinct political movement during the Age of Enlightenment, when it became popular among philosophers and economists in the Western world. Liberalism rejected the notions, common at the time, of hereditary privilege, state religion, absolute monarchy, and the Divine Right of Kings. The early liberal thinker John Locke is often credited with founding liberalism as a distinct philosophical tradition. Locke argued that each man has a natural right to life, liberty and property and according to the social contract, governments must not violate these rights. Liberals opposed traditional conservatism and sought to replace absolutism in government with democracy and/or republicanism and the rule of law.
So please explain to me how what's printed in red can be reconciled with Obama imprisoning and killing people based on his word alone, without judicial review.....?
ďIf we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.Ē
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
The wishy washy moderate, almost-liberals (most Democrats holding federal office) have been quiet for two reasons:
1. They fear losing their power by being perceived as too radical.
2. Stategically they think it is unwise to criticize an administration that is far better than the Republican alternative because it will only help those who will be even worse on these issues. That is certainly not an unreasonable choice, especially during election years since, for example, there was zero evidence that Romney would be better on any of the issues you mentioned and he would probably be worse.
You folks railed about Bush and the Constitution when it came to the Patriot Act.
Obama puts the Patriot Act on steroids, and all he or any President need do is call either one of us a terrorist, and they can put us in jail with no charges for as long as they want, and execute us at their leisure, on the President's word alone.
Doesn't GET more fascist than that, does it?
The Liberal response?
The same thing is happening in Europe with Muslims. They to must cater to the Muslims vote just like American politicians must cater to the Hispanic vote.
It makes the use of superior weapons obsolete and also sucks dry the financial structure of the host country. The Latinos who were celebrating with their own Mexican flag on Cinco de Mayo were just telling it like it is, just as American students were barred from wearing the US flag on that same day. Their confidence is growing while the American people continue to questions themselves.