Do People Understand The Difference?

I'm not one that usually writes stories in groups that don't apply to me, but I thought I would make an exception with this one.

Do people understand that there is a clear difference between Liberalism and Democrats?

I, myself, am a Democrat. I admit it, I think the party is far from perfect along with the whole political system in the US, but that's another story.

What bothers me is that people think there is something wrong with liberalism. Liberalism is all about providing rights and freedom. I wanted to learn the clear definition so I turned to Wikipedia which gave me this definition:

Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on the idea 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 a right to life, liberty, and property.

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with any of those ideas. I want the freedom to read what I want, decide my religion, and pick my own course in life.

Liberalism is what separates us from Fascism.

I think that there is a clear confusion here between liberalism and the democratic party. You can actually be a liberal, moderate or conservative Democrat or Republican, there is plenty of variety, there isn't really a hard set of rules when it comes to either party. So, saying you're against liberalism means that you are essentially in favor of a government that suppresses and controls the people.

So please understand that liberalism is a pretty good philosophy to have. Now if you're anti-democrat then that's all you, I will respect your views since everyone has the freedom to choose thanks to liberalism.

One more thing to note: The clearly racist Obama logo picture isn't representative of Liberalism. Actually, Obama reserves the right to kill or indefinitely incarcerate anyone even suspected of being a terrorist, which is essentially sh*tting on everyone's rights.
TheWaysOfShelly TheWaysOfShelly
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2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

the democratic party was taken over long ago by the globalist progressive . while we slept they were working overtime . Being like a sneeky parasite they inched in more and more laws that undermined freedom and liberty . the republicans are not much better . we need new mainline parties with equal time in debates so we have a better idea who we are dealing with .
take the tax system it is so corrupt it is beyond shocking yet obama wants more and more . and if you disagree you become a political enemy .
the erosion of the bill of rights is terrifying and very dangerous to the security of the nation . this is breeding patriots that want to restore the constitutional form of government . they are doing what one of our founding fathers said to do take up arms to defend democracy and freedom and by doing so they are obeying the law of the land as is written .
The invasion of laws outside of the 18 powers afforded to the federal government is the reason we are in the very trouble we are in today . certain laws and powers belong to the states and some to the local governments and the last 18 to the federal govenment .....

<p>&nbsp;<p>Thanks for the demonstration of the topic of this experience. Progressive/socialist government control of our lives is none of the above stated freedoms or liberties. The word, " Liberal" once meant the worthy goals you describe, but today's "liberals" are delusional nominds who believe that government is freedom and slavery is liberty<br />
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People who actually support freedom from government these days are called "Libertarians." </p><p></p>

Excuse you, but don't insult me when I've said nothing to you. If I came out with an attack towards you then by all means feel free to say whatever. What I'm zeroing in on is the fact that Americans need to move past calling each other liberals or conservatives. We have the news networks to thank for essentially changing the definition. I'm more comfortable with the term "left-wing" vs liberal because liberal and the whole liberal political philosophy is so powerful that it shouldn't be belittled or that one party should take full ownership of it.

remember Nathan Hale