Monday, May 21, 2012

Were Our Founding Fathers Liberals or Conservatives?

My guess is a bit of both.

But they did not look at the political spectrum in that paradigm; liberal versus conservative, left versus right. Having been under the oppressive and far removed government of England and King George they saw things as they have always been. It's the tyrants on one end of the policital spectrum and the anarchists at the other end. They chose liberty over tyranny, somewhere just before anarchy. Have you wondered why under the current paradigm, it makes no difference whether you are liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, but the same things continue on, the only difference being the scale and magnitude of change? I think that is because liberal versus conservative is a false paradigm. The real argument is tyranny versus liberty. Give me liberty!

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