Sunday, October 28, 2012
FRSFreeStatePlus: PBS: Newshour: George McGovern, Barry Goldwater on Divisive Politics and 1988 Election
Barry Goldwater was the real thing when it came to Conservatism, because he knew what it was exactly. About, conserving and protecting Individual Freedom and that the best government was the government thats closest to the people and centralize government isn't as effective as government thats. Closest to home and that people have the right to live their own lives, as long as they aren't hurting innocent people with what they are doing. George McGovern is someone who I would consider to be a Social Liberal, Liberal on Social Issues and more of a Social or Progressive Democrat. On Economic Policy but a real Liberal is someone whose a Liberal on both Social Issues as well as Economic Policy, someone who believes in Individual Freedom for everyone and that for people. Who don't have Freedom right now, for whatever reasons they aren't independent and able to live their own lives and support themselves. That these people should be empowered to have the freedom that everyone else has and that government can play a role in empowering people to have their. Own Freedom to live their own lives.
What passes as Liberalism today, is something thats really Progressivism or Democratic Socialism that. Government especially the Federal Government should be empowered to make the country as equal as possible and be there to take care of the people who can't take care of themselves, as it relates. To Economic Policy and Progressives depending on the type of Progressive that they are, may be more Liberal on Social Issues or more Statist on Social Issues, like as it relates to speech. Depending on what type of Progressive that they are.