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Individualism and liberty

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by RedRalph, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Earthling

    Earthling Deity

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    Ah man, I was preferring to think of it as a perverted Ron Weasley.
     
  2. Ayatollah So

    Ayatollah So the spoof'll set you free

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    No what I am trying to insinuate is (A) most Americans think that protecting liberty straightforwardly leads to a simple, consistent package of rights for all, and that (B) our laws bear strong resemblance to that ideal. But in reality, (A) is probably false and if not, then (B) is.
     
  3. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    That is because most Americans don't really have a clue what the word actually means, much less why it is so important.

    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

    Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. James Bovard

    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Sir Winston Churchill
     
  4. Grey Fox

    Grey Fox Master of Points

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    He also said;
     
  5. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    That it is. Perhaps some day even Britain and the rest of Europe can enjoy real liberty.
     

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