For many progressives it all seems to be about how they feel about themselves and the sense of self-righteousness that their "generosity" affords them. Of course, self-righteousness is hardly the domain of the left. Having lived through the reign of terror of the "religious right" and their devotion to their belief that they are Gods true representatives on earth, well, it was scary stuff. The left thinks they are on the side of the angels and the right thinks God is on their side. Libertarians dont presume that they can divine the intentions of the almighty beyond the fundamental belief that we are all created equal and are endowed by our creator (whatever "creator" means to you) with certain inalienable rights.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The left thinks they are on the side of the angels and the right thinks God is on their side.
I'm an interesting mix of political philosophies, leaning libertarian when it comes to federal politics towards a more constitutionist standpoint believing less federal government equals better federal government but I am more left when it comes to state issues and social services provided by the state. This division in mindsets is what created this blog as the alter-ego of Liberal Common Sense. That shared, there was a great deal of truth in Neither Left Nor Right on "Before it's News" - that is well worth reading. One part in particular that struck me: