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  •  I sure like the beliefs that fall within the term (1+ / 0-)
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    liberal. I really do wish that "neoliberal" didn't fall under the definition that it does where it mainly concerned with free trade and unfettered markets.

    The two words seem about as diametrically opposed as the could be.

    As for your post, I agree.

    •  You see the quandry above (1+ / 0-)
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      Conservatism is ok, progressivism is ok, neither can reflect the truth. That is the problem, trying to fit the facts in to please us. That's not how things work, things are as they are.

       The conservative wants to preserve tradition, no reason to fix something that's not broke. The progressive wants to improve things. However not all change is for good. The key is to find what is broken, and then fix it. This is where ideology is important. When we find something that's wrong, then we set our hypothesis, and we let ours beliefs guide us. If it works, great, if not, then we try something else. That's when we have to let go of our fundamental beliefs, and that's the toughest part, saying, ok, the evidence doesn't support my beliefs.

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