There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Classic liberalism is NOT libertinism. Modern liberalism seems to have gotten out of hand and confused the two. Freedom of speech is a perfect example. We now live in a world where fraud, intimidation, and duress are completely excusable, and charging someone with any of the above requires a massive appeal to authority, popularity, and emotion where only elites can really make a case.
The rule of law in this country seems to be on the verge of anarchy... or fascism. Take your pick on how much order you see around.
Nobody seems to understand how duty of care is an idealist, not a pragmatist, notion anymore.
Last edited by Daktoria; 02-12-12 at 03:15 PM.
There's a reason the poll included "uniformity", and it's very clear why "liberals" in this thread aren't paying attention to it.
Fairness is what the parties to the relationship determine. Fairness is about compromise therefore there can never be total freedom for all parties.yes if you really trust somebody and if he trusts you too ,you can feel free and love each other ,so you first need a little fairness..
I see Freedom, Fairness and Uniformity all acting together, not separate from each other. I see the three concepts operatating as one.