Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | August 11, 2015

Picoblog Question – 2015 – Post #48

Picoblog Question – 2015 – Post #48

The US Democratic Party is made up primarily of liberals (roughly 75%), progressives, and socialists. What are the key differences between these three groups?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Liberals:
•Freedom level = Medium (favor more laws, regulations, and taxes than libertarians)
•Leaning = left (favor social/personal freedoms over economic freedoms, but want plenty of both)
•US Constitution = Strongly favor
•Extreme viewpoint = No

Progressives: (want to implement socialism in a slow, progressive–hence the name–manner)
•Freedom level = Low (favor lots of laws, regulations, and taxes)
•Leaning = Centrist (want to highly restrict social/personal freedoms and economic freedoms equally)
•US Constitution = No (want far more governmental power and control than Constitution allows)
•Extreme viewpoint = No (viewpoint is totalitarian, but not extreme)

Socialists:
•Freedom level = Low (favor lots of laws, regulations, and taxes)
•Leaning = Centrist (want to highly restrict social/personal freedoms and economic freedoms equally)
•US Constitution = No (want far more governmental power and control than Constitution allows)
•Extreme viewpoint = No (viewpoint is totalitarian, but not extreme)

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Responses

  1. As Joyce Kilmer said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In this case, I’d say stink as badly, but I do think it applies. There are subtle differences among those three groups, but the end results are the same with all of them: the loss of liberty and the destruction of our nation.

    • What always astonishes me, David, is how many folks don’t know the definitions for these political viewpoints. So, in this picoblog, I’m starting there. Cheers, Ashley


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