January 4, 2016
If you have been reading this blog you will notice that I am a big liberal, at least socially. I had been asking my self why am I liberal. And what are the difference between a conservative and a liberal in their morals. So that I can better understand people who are conservative.
Conservatives are more traditional in their nature. They are more sex negative. They are more concerned with tradition than actual people’s lives. Conservative people are least open minded, specially for people who are different and weird, like LGBT people, they are not very much for drug legalization. They are more likely to be uber religious.
There is this thing called Libertarians, a libertarian is pretty much a high breed between a conservative and a liberal. They are mostly conservatives but in some issues like drug legalizations. For me a libertarian person is better than a conservative person. Just because they a libertarian believes in the principle of do what ever you want to do, unless you are hurting some buddy else.
A liberal values fairness over tradition. They are more likely to believe in people’s right. People who are liberals believe in gay rights in abortion, in drug legalization. They tend to be more giving and less judging to the poor and the needy. Liberals tend to believe in the truth, in the issue of climate change they believe that climate change is a real thing and evolution is a thing. There is a value on being liberal, because liberals tends to be more honest.
Lastly, people are so hung up with the labels that they are using. Humans are humans. Get over with the labels and we should be humans. Labels are dumb if we are generalizing, like Conservatives are dumb, because there are conservatives who are intelligent and liberals that are dumb.
October 14, 2015
In today’s American political arena, you can only be two, conservative or liberal. But calling liberals, liberals is almost a misnomer, because we all believe in liberalism. Even so called conservatives believe in Liberty and being free. We should call democrats progressives, because they are.
Liberty is always ingrained in America for the very foundation of the country. In the Declaration of Independence there is “life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. America is also the first official secular state’. Conservatives might not agree but the first amendments said so. That is also the deciding difference between the two parties
The biggest difference between conservatives and progressives is their beliefs on how the country should operate. Conservatives operate on the idea of traditions. Most but not all conservatives believe they have the right to infringed on other people’s rights, (I.e. Religion) conservatives are more tribalistic, they are also more inclined to think in terms of the us vs. them mentality, they tend to be more nationalistic, they almost always support wars.
Progressives on the other hand are more open minded. They tend not to be into traditions. They believe in personal liberty. They support gay marriage and they tend to be more pro-choice. They advocate for giving undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship. Progressives believe that religion is separate from the state. Most progressives are non interventionist, they only want to fight defensive wars. Also, many progressives are infavor of getting money out of politics.
This fondimental difference is why Americas political system is more divided than ever. Lastly America should get over the progressives vs conservatives argument, America should stick to the idea of Rights, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that is what makes America great.
In August of 2014 a young man name Michael Brown was shot and killed by Darren Willson a police officer in Ferguson Missouri. They are supposed to arrest Brown but instead shot him while facing backwards.
Why are they arresting Michael Brown in the first place. Because he was perceive to possessed Marijuana. In the U.S. marijuana is a scheduled one substance according to the FDA. It meant that has no medicinal value, and is extremely addictive.
Since the 1930’s in America there have been some regulation on drugs. The start of the bias towards minority groups. it was offensive as white Protestant kids didn’t do drugs. Until the 1960’s when the hippy culture came along where in people are doing LSD and things like that. Parents are freak out and outrage.
Like in the 1920’s when the mafia was so much in control of the alcohol consumption in the U.S. Now it’s the Mexican drug cartel that is so much in control of the drugs. America should and needed to decriminalize drugs. If it’s decriminalize or legalize, look at all the kids that can get a college degree out of the revenue from taxes, just saying.
Blacks and whites do drugs at the exact same rate. But blacks are four times more likely to get arrested by the police. Because of drugs, black neighborhoods are police more. Black kids are more Likely to be orphans by this kind of system.
Conservatives will often moan about family, and the idea of a father and a mother . But continuing with the war on drugs is way will destroy ideas of the family. America needs to legalize drugs it’s the only way to end the cartel, beat blatant racism and lastly to protect the family.