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#32 - poleelop ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Liberalism - Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty, equality, and justice (including both legal justice and social justice). Liberals... generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property.

The Liberal parties main focus is to remove government influence, (for free trade) including taxes...
User avatar #76 to #32 - douthit (03/29/2013) [-]
The hell they do. Liberals and conservatives are so alike. Google voluntaryism, and realize they all initiate force.
#52 to #32 - finni (03/29/2013) [-]
Although you are correct in your definition, that's not how today's "so called" liberals are. They belong to the New Left group which is a mix of social democrats, anti-white, anti-nationalist, pro-Muslim minority, pro-feminism, pro discrimination and pretty much every political correct philosophy you can think of.

The Democrats used to go under your definition, but today that can't be said because no true liberal wants to increase taxes on corporations or the rich for that matter. That's why I have developed a respect for Liberals, because the true liberal philosophy is a good way of thinking, even though I disagree with liberals when it comes to traditions, culture and immigration.

In Europe we call the right-wing parties for liberal parties since they want tax cuts and such.
User avatar #58 to #52 - tkfourtwoone (03/29/2013) [-]
Let me get this straight: this whole confusion between left-wing & right-wing vs liberals & democrats is only in the US, right?

Because I also know only of the liberal=right-winged definition, while socialists are left-winged
User avatar #61 to #58 - finni (03/29/2013) [-]
Liberalism is not a right wing view, it's a centre view. A liberal is a tolerant man who respects every culture and religion and views them equal to his own, that's a left wing view, while wanting personal freedom, low taxes and etc. is a right-wing view.

Conservatism = Right-Wing
Liberalism = Centre
Socialism = Left-Wing.

Socialism isn't just a economic view of things, but also a philosophy, while capitalism is just a economic view on how you should work things. The thought about personal freedom and such goes in the category of liberalism.
User avatar #62 to #61 - tkfourtwoone (03/29/2013) [-]
IDK, in my country, the historical National Liberal Party is and always considered right-winged, yet it was the one that included the first secularist measures, with the only conservative views being the ones about our forefathers, family and the Orthodox faith (yeah, I know, ironic since they cut away much of the Orthodox Church power in the late 1800s). Although, it's no surprise with the whole religion thing, since they also supported "our" (it was actually a German) first King, and since then our monarchy had "Nihil sine Dio" as a motto.

Ah, what the heck: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Liberal_Party_(Romania)
Take a look, maybe somebody can understand some of the self-contradicting stances...
User avatar #64 to #62 - finni (03/29/2013) [-]
The reason for that party being considered right-wing is probably because of it's stance on the economy as well as having a mix of some conservative views on a few things. The thing is that on the economical perspective, liberalism is considered right-wing, while in the philosophy perspective it's considered left-wing.
User avatar #63 to #62 - tkfourtwoone (03/29/2013) [-]
No, wait, now I've got it: They're a CENTER-right party, hence the NATIONAL Liberal name. How silly of me...
#47 to #32 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Well they haven't been doing a good of it now have they?
#40 to #32 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Wow... you're stupid.
User avatar #33 to #32 - poleelop ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Got definition from wikipedia.com btw...
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