What does either word have to do with solving problems? In an odd and almost perverse strategy, Republicans have used freedom and liberty as a way to push a more straight jacketed version of the constitution.
Take health care for instance. I think never having to worry or even think about it again is real freedom and liberty to me. And universal coverage creates certainty.
Republicans see shopping for insurance, keeping your insurance, paying high deductibles, trying not to lose insurance, and skin in the game penalties, the rugged kind of freedom and liberty we love most.
Latest GOP Adjustments: Republicans are now fine tuning what is meant by freedom and liberty, like what is allowed (1 point) and what is traitorously not tolerated (0). Freedom to believe in something different? A big fat zero.
Here's the latest slide into right wing authoritarian rule, as explain by Breitbart's (CR) Conservative Review:
Understanding the The Liberty Score™ grades members of Congress on the top 50 votes over the past six years. Scores are determined by points earned divided by potential points.We would hate to lose our freedom and liberty by thinking differently.
Voting with the conservative position earns 1 point, voting against the conservative position earns 0 points. Missed votes are not included in a member of Congress' score. A letter grade is assigned to each member to help you quickly determine if a lawmaker is supporting conservative principles.
And like every right wing site I've been too, the information isn't "free." Not only do right wing sites blast you with annoying pop-up sales ads, they won't tell you a thing until you provide an email or subscribe for a fee. So I was unable to figure out why Rep. Paul Ryan didn't believe in freedom and liberty as much as he should. Hope he doesn't lose points getting featured on liberal blogs like this?
I would add in addition to universal health care, labor unions as a true sign of liberty. Having the safety and security in one's job to speak up to management without fear of reprisal and earning a good living wage is true freedom.ReplyDelete