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Modern Liberalism =- Authoritarianism

Discussion in 'House of Debates' started by palerider, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Gipper

    Gipper Well-Known Member

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    This is a nice concise viewpoint I find most accurate.

    How does one treat children when they act up? Do you give them a time out or do you resort to spanking? I think you know my preference. What's yours?
     
  2. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Why you think College students take up journalism 101? BECAUSE THEY WANNA CHANGE THE WORLD!!! Just like those loving liberal hippies back in the 60s wanted to change the world because they were against the vietnam war.
     
  3. palerider

    palerider Well-Known Member

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    Actual conservativism favors government so small that the idea that it could ever become authoritarian is simply laughable....large intrusive government is a prerequisite for an authoritarian government to exist...and large intrusive government is precisely the opposite of what conservatives favor.
     
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    A lot of those so called hippies were probably just in it for the sex and drugs as well.
     
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    In that case, I would venture that actual conservatives must be a rare species
     
  6. palerider

    palerider Well-Known Member

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    Not so rare as you might think. The point is that any authoritarian government is, by definition, not a conservative government. It may fall on the conservative side of the socialist/liberal spectrum, but would still be socialist/liberal in nature if that government has enough power to actually become authoritarian over its people.
     
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