Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Liberals Ten Commandments

  1. The rights of the individual are to be protected at all cost. Sometime this becomes very difficult.
  2. Do unto others with kindness and compassion, understanding full-well that this does not always work out.
  3. Question "conventional wisdom" as positively as you can. This is called "positive doubt."
  4. Try to understand that your mind is not the epitome of reality. There are other ways to live and do business, currently over 6 billion of them.
  5. Harming people in order to make money or gain "power" is never a good idea and a poor path for human beings to walk.
  6. Big business will not conduct itself in an honorable way without oversight. Corporations are not humans insofar as they do not have emotions. They are cold-blooded. Unlimited profit is always the outcome of uncontrolled capitalism.
  7. Any program that helps people rise up out of misery and despair is a program worth funding.
  8. Religion and politics don't mix. The selling of religion is not a holy matter. It is right-wing Republican ideology.
  9. Liberal means open-minded, understanding, generous, charitable, progressive, requiring the government to help all citizens, not just the chosen few. Conservative means closed-minded, orthodox, traditional, tightly dogmatic, unyielding, requiring the government to help only the rich. I happen to find liberalism more in touch with the human spirit.
  10. When liberalism is excessive, it generally will cost us a lot of money. When right-wing conservatism is excessive, it generally will cost us our freedoms and a whole lot of suffering. I feel it is an honor to be called a liberal, and will walk that path above the other until I die. Besides, the other is currently too well tread with right-wing stooges.

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