Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Classical Liberal/Fiscal Conservative Political Party in the US Compared to the Two Large Socialist Political Parties in the US


classical liberal 

1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
6. of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.
7. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant.

fiscal conservative (from a good description on Wikipedia)

"Fiscal conservatism is a term used in the United States to refer to economic and political policy that advocates restraint of government taxation, government expenditures and deficits, and government debt". . . "The philosophy originally derived from ideas of economic liberalism, and its modern application is mostly rooted in the concepts of monetarism, as opposed to Keynesian economics."

THIS DESCRIBES THE DEMOCRATS (Who Want to Do This Through Government) and THE REPUBLICANS (Who Want to Do This Through Big Corporations and Government):


1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

Think about it - Republicans are socialists. An example is the State of Indiana's involvement in the collectivist project being built in downtown Indianapolis - Lucas Oil Stadium. Last time I looked, the Governor was elected as a Republican, the Indiana Senate is dominated by Republicans and the Speaker of the Indiana House is a Republican. Lucas Oil is a big corporation. Same is true of the Indianapolis Colts. Point made.

(Parts of the above definitions for classical liberal and socialism have been "cut and pasted" from but the tenor of the definitions are by me.)

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