Before you republicans get all hot under the collar, lets look at the definition of liberalism in the United States.
Liberalism in the United States is a broad political philosophy centered on the unalienable rights of the individual.
The fundamental liberal ideals of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion for all belief systems, and the separation of church and state, right to due process, and equality under the law are widely accepted as a common foundation across the spectrum of liberal thought.
So as I said, if you do believe in the constitution and want freedoms, you are a liberal. Can you see the first amendment in there?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Is there anything a liberal hasn't fully backed in the above definition with their actions?
I feel some will need to be reminded, this is the only part we are discussing, the philosophy centered on liberalism and not the modern definitions etc. We are after the core beliefs.
A big list could go here proving the above answer, but it isn't the subject where attention is needed to see misinterpreted values.
If you the reader feels attention is needed, then get to it as knee jerk comments without education will not be tolerated.
With that said, let's be non-bias and tell both sides.
Republicanism is the guiding political philosophy of the United States. It has been a major part of American civic thought since its founding. It stresses liberty and "unalienable" rights as central values, making people sovereign as a whole, rejects aristocracy and inherited political power, expects citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and vilifies corruption.
Is there anything a republican hasn't fully backed in the above definition with their actions?
Answer: Yes, not just one of them either.
Okay, which are the republicans, are they also libertarians? Here is the Libertarians philosophy just to be completely fair as it isn't the purpose to insult anyone who believes in these philosophies, only point out facts and how these facts differ down to the core. Some might not have seen the difference or how these values haven't been followed. Actually, the complete opposite is true of their philosophy is what begs to be pointed out.
Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.
Is there anything a Libertarian hasn't fully backed in the above definition with their actions?
Answer: Yes, not just one.
I feel some will need to be reminded, this is the only part we are discussing, the philosophy centered on republicanism or Libertarianism, whichever they are and not the modern definitions etc. We are after the core beliefs.
Hopefully this will help many to see the differences of talking out both sides of a mouth and it isn't that these values of both parties are bad or good. In this opinion both are good, well, kind of good intentions on the republican side, only the liberal philosophy does closely match the first amendment. Do you not agree?
It's understood, we are only pointing out a philosophy, but this is where it all starts, isn't it? A business plan, preamble, what we stand for, it's what you're about.
What made the republicans avert from what they actually stand for? Wait, you don't think they have?
Here is where this will differentiate from the media who has facilitated lies by candidates for office, politicians and other public figures. It's time we point these lies out, don't you think?
What is this all about you ask? It's what those values speak of and the actions of said values. Lets take a look and examine how we are bickering about how we feel towards different subjects.
The last three words of the republicanism core beliefs everyone should have a problem including the word aristocracy and unalienable rights. Now liberals didn't say anything negative such as pointing out they "vilify corruption. Wouldn't the solution be in a positive outlook than use negative wording as in vilify, tolerate or rejects?
"Aristocracy is a form of government that places power in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class." - wiki.com
Today they condone oligarchy, aristocracy. Is this not what the republicans talk about from both sides of their mouths and how we the people have lost our voice? How much proof will you require to agree republicans have not rejected aristocracy?
Corruption is rampant in our government. Republicans have facilitated much of Americas corruption, just with corporations alone buying politicians. For government to pass the patriot act taking freedoms away from the people guaranteed by our constitution is the ultimate corruption, tyranny no matter how you want to try and justify it.
I don't feel as if it's needed to ream republicans a new orifice with, "citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties" (unneeded voter laws) inherited political power (shutdown costing taxpayers billions power) smaller government (homeland security etc) is limited to protecting individuals (of the people for the people by the people, safety from terror jr. started) tolerate diverse lifestyles (except gay people all other exceptions) defend civil liberties (with a poll tax ID) or the rest of the proof they have not followed with their own philosophy.
Was this clear enough?
Let's all ask republicans to clean up their act or change their philosophy of values. Currently they are flawed to put it gently. The BS is really old and will not be tolerated any further as it's leading to unrest of the "United" States. That is, if you republicans support anything for the people as that was the only reason for a government. "government of the people, by the people, for the people"
It's a crappy plea for diplomacy and peace between parties, but one none the less.
This isn't meant to be one sided, that is the way it just happens to be. One side doesn't believe what their core philosophy says. Yes, both sides need to work together as not many worry about what independents stand for. We all need to be united again. Do you not agree?
Let's hear how bringing this message makes me an expletive showing you facts. It's full of crap having to point this out, but it needs to be done before we destroy ourselves as so many believe we will with our mentality.
"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell