George W. Bush called himself a Conservative too and we know how ignorant he was. I'm not prejudice either, I call Democrats Liberals.. And they're just as ignorant so I'm not picking on any one in particular.
"You're too stupid to be saved." -- EasyRider.
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
List of liberal theorists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aristotle (Athens, 384 BC - 322 BC) is revered among political theorists for his seminal work Politics. Though Aristotle never mentioned rights, and even supported slavery, he made invaluable contributions to liberal theory through his observations on different forms of government
I have no desire to discuss anything with you in particular. You're not here for discussion. You're here to promote conservative propaganda. Discussion is for intellectuals. I haven't found too many here.
I suggest sticking to the actual meaning of the terms as to not mislead people.
I would suggest that restricting personal freedom is authoritarian, and is of itself neither conservative nor liberal. Hence why the Patriot Act was pretty much bipartisan.
“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist” - Helder Camara
“It is not the will of God for some to have everything and others to have nothing. This cannot be God” - Oscar Romero
"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder" - Einstein
"We do know that no man can be saved except through Christ; we do not know that only those who know Him can be saved through Him" - CS Lewis
"First consider the once controversial view that the crisis was largely caused by the Fed's holding interest rates too low for too long after the 2001 recession. This view is now so widely held that the editorial pages of both the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal agree on its validity!"...John B. Taylor( arch conservative, author of the Taylor Rule)
" The Federal reserve having done so much to create the problems in which the economy is now mired, having mistakenly thought that even after the housing bubble burst the problems were contained, and having underestimated the severity of the crisis, now wants to make a contribution to preventing the economy from sinking into a Japanese Style malaise....... - "Joseph Stiglitz"
you mean to classical liberal theory. Classical liberals supported the individual against centralized power. Classical liberalism became modern conservatism. Hayek, Von Mises and Friedman thought of themselves as classical liberals or modern conservatives . Sorry but now you know your ABC's too. And now you know why Aristotle is listed in the recent book, "10 Intellectuals every conservative ought to know."
but you're not intelligent enough to discuss. You prefer to cut and paste liberal stuff and then claim that is proof of liberalisms superiority. Also, if I promote propaganda why be so afriad to post your best example for the whole world to see?
The FED is a private bank...and Greenspan is about as far from being a liberal as you can get. We also know that the Bush administration (also not liberals) pressured the fed to keep interest rates low so the cluster@*#$ they were pretending was an economic policy would not look quite so bad.
On a side note, while the Fed certainly shares a lot of responsibility for the bubble, it has pretty much been proven that LACK of regulation was the primary driver behind it. It should not have been legal to tranche junk mortgages into securities and sell them as AAA, but we deregulated securities markets, so they were able to do it. It should not have been legal for companies to take out default insurance on paper they had no connection to...essentially turning our entire derivatives market into a casino....but we deregulated the derivatives market so they were able to.
The idea that "liberal regulation" caused the economic crisis is simply stupid. I mean REALLY stupid...a whole new level of stupid, even for you.
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. —Samuel Adams