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  •   'libertarian' is not in any way (1+ / 0-)
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    derogatory in and of itself.

    As far as the statement in my diary, you're free to disagree with it but that's not the point of the diary, and there's no need for a piefight about it.

    While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:10:10 AM PDT

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    •  But here, on a progressive and Democratic (0+ / 0-)

      web site, it certainly can be, and you would agree that it should be avoided if misunderstanding would result?

      You wrote this earlier:

      I've notice an uptick in the willingness for kossacks to admit a strong libertarian bent to their liberalism/leftism.
      Where would you get this from, anyway?

      "A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both." - James Madison, 1822

      by Superskepticalman on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:23:13 AM PDT

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      •  I've seen it used elsewhere in a debate between (2+ / 0-)
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        to very well-respected members.  The point of views being expressed were between communitarian vs. individualistic aspects of liberalism--is liberalism all about individual rights or about using government as an agent of progressive change?  

        There's obviously a range of where folks might be, but I think the usage here is to point out those on the left who focus mostly on individual rights who might be suspicious of a governmental entity collecting individual health care information.  There's obviously much that could be good here form a society as well as individual standpoint.  But, does that good overcome individual privacy concerns?

        To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

        by dizzydean on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:48:10 AM PDT

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