Is being called a Liberal or a Progressive an insult?

CAPISCE 2013/01/22 15:11:18
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no, but that hurt my feelings
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  • rightside 2013/02/09 23:43:57
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/01/23 04:16:31
    Yes, but if someone called me that they would be an idiot.
  • RicardoCabeza 2013/01/23 03:52:07
    no, but that hurt my feelings
    The title would only be an insult if one wishes to be considered erudite and of sound mind. otherwise nope.
  • rmhoperenton 2013/01/23 02:46:16
  • Simone Seitz 2013/01/23 02:31:01
    no, but that hurt my feelings
    Simone Seitz
    Liberal and Progressive are just politcal terms? o.O
  • CorrectOpinion 2013/01/23 02:30:08
    It should be!
  • RoyJLores 2013/01/23 02:24:31
    current so called progressives are neither progressive nor liberal in the classic sense of the world they are nothing more than liberty hating, authoritarianism, fascism loving scum just their equally retarded warmongering Neocon counterparts...
  • Joves the Instigator 2013/01/23 02:00:34
    Joves the Instigator
    To me it would be. But really it depends on if you are using the word correctly or not. Because the current use of the word to describe the left is incorrect. Our founders were liberal in the true definition, in that they were for the people living in liberty free from oppression. Funny how words are perverted over time. Much like the way they have perverted the word gay, which means happy, festive, bright as in colors, to now mean unhappy, depressing people who stick to having sex with their own sex.
  • A Founding Father 2013/01/23 00:59:53
    no, but that hurt my feelings
    A Founding Father
    Not at all. In fact, you can usually call us "College Graduates", "thinking persons", "adults", and "intelligent", as you might choose.

    Not many liberals are referred to as "hicks", "rednecks", "undereducated", "nutcases", "RWNJs", "seditionists", "secessionists", "Confederates", "shooters", or just the common term "stupids", as we might address the other side of the political spectrum.

    Name calling is such a juvenile thing that most third grade teachers try to end. Sometimes bad parenting allows it to linger into puberty and even beyond.
  • rmhoper... A Found... 2013/01/23 11:37:44
  • A Found... rmhoper... 2013/01/24 02:36:52
    A Founding Father
  • 3003573 2013/01/23 00:42:52
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/01/23 00:43:49
    Yea those founding fathers were soooo liberal....lmao
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/01/23 00:54:12
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/01/23 01:22:22
    Pat Robertson would be a liberal in that group/
    Religious Affiliation
    of U.S. Founding Fathers # of
    Fathers % of
    Episcopalian/Anglican 88 54.7%
    Presbyterian 30 18.6%
    Congregationalist 27 16.8%
    Quaker 7 4.3%
    Dutch Reformed/German Reformed 6 3.7%
    Lutheran 5 3.1%
    Catholic 3 1.9%
    Huguenot 3 1.9%
    Unitarian 3 1.9%
    Methodist 2 1.2%
    Calvinist 1 0.6%
    TOTAL 204
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/01/23 01:26:17 (edited)
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/01/23 01:49:35
    Liberal-"A liberal (also leftist) is someone who rejects logical and biblical standards, often for self-centered reasons. There are no coherent liberal standards; often a liberal is merely someone who craves attention, and who uses many words to say nothing"B) Someone who wants the government to take care of them c) Prefers Big Government over personal Freedom
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/01/23 03:06:11
  • A Found... CAPISCE 2013/01/24 02:53:39
    A Founding Father
    Sounds like the preachers I've known, almost every one of them. Attention grabbing blowhards, living off the works of "parishioners", with free housing, tax deductions for everything except sex, and claiming to represent that "big government" up in the sky that controls every aspect of "believers" lives. Yes, you twist this into understandable terms. Thank you.
  • CAPISCE A Found... 2013/01/24 13:42:02
    And your point is?
  • A Found... CAPISCE 2013/01/25 22:48:38
    A Founding Father
    Just expressing agreement with you that most preachers are "liberals" by your description of that word. So, Pat Robertson is a "liberal" in your
    world of terminology. So what?
  • Debra S... CAPISCE 2013/02/09 23:42:47
  • A Found... CAPISCE 2013/01/24 02:48:53 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    Pat Robertson would have been "confined" to his home or an asylum. The FFs were fearful of the clergy that sought to dominate the lives of those who were illiterate and poorly learned, as had been the history of mankind up to that point. They debated among themselves, and some argued strongly against the separation of the civil government from the Church. In the end, good sense prevailed and the prohibition against a "State Religion" was made. Today, many try to upset this separation, longing to again enslave the illiterate and poorly learned with the burdens of delusions and exaggerated stories from thousands of years past. Pat Robertson would be one of those, claiming to hear voices from the clouds and having "visions" of things not of this world, the words of the "clergy".
  • CAPISCE A Found... 2013/01/24 13:43:34
    He should be confined to his home but that's not the point---read some conversations between Andrew Jackson and other Fathers----they would be considered Evangelical in the current climate
  • A Found... CAPISCE 2013/01/25 22:54:39 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    Andrew Jackson was an ancestor in my linage, along with Stonewall when the tree is reconstructed to it's mid 18th Century limbs. They were both men rather obsessed with literal interpretations of the Bible and writings of "Bible scholars" of that period. Frankly, neither were the brightest of the Jackson family and their actions cause the most heated arguments even today at family gatherings.
  • sbtbill 3003573 2013/01/23 01:26:41
    The US wasn't quite as first and unique as you think, but other then that I agree. We copied a lot of our ideas from an idealized version of the Roman Republic and Athens. Got some from Venice, too. Others came from some of the eastern Indian tribes- Algonquins I think.

    As to religion the pre-Christian Romans were pretty liberal about it. They just decided to worship everybody's gods. They even had a temple to the unknown god. The problem with the Christians was that they refused to say the Roman pledge of allegiance which referred to the "emporer" as Pharo god of Egypt. The charge was miaistas or disloyalty/treason. Nero burned a bunch because they were talking about the firey end of the world and he needed someone to blame the great fire on. Who better then a bunch of people praying for an arsonist to burn up the world. Decius and the later emporers were so uptight about the state of the empire that they tried to turn back the clock and stamp out anything that didn't seem like it was Roman tradition from 750BC except of course the imperial system.
  • A Found... 3003573 2013/01/24 02:40:46
    A Founding Father
    GREAT POST !!!! They will come with all sorts of twists and arguments, but you have correctly identified those who risked so much as PROGRESSIVES, LIBERAL THINKERS, ACTION ORIENTED PERSONS, RISK TAKERS, the sorts who would today be at the forefront of the Democratic Party and not living on the plantations of Reagan Banks and corporations.
  • CAPISCE A Found... 2013/01/24 13:44:44
    Liberal thinkers is an oxymoron --Liberals for the most part are puppets of political correctness
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/02/02 20:25:08
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/02/02 20:29:38
    a combination of contradictory or incongruous words. The phrase “cruel kindness” is an oxymoron. When you graduate you can then debate us who have. See Liberals don't have a brain to Think, as in "Liberal Thinkers"
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/02/02 20:36:06
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/02/02 20:26:11
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/02/02 20:41:53
    Back to school sonny boy, keep up the studies and stop being brainwashed by your agenda driven professors
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/02/02 21:58:33
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/02/02 22:03:26
    Free your mind, those Liberal professors have you brainwashed---the good news is as you mature, experience life and become wise the brainwashing wears off.
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/02/02 23:18:30
  • rmhoper... 3003573 2013/02/02 15:26:48
    Okay 'smart' guy.....So what happens when a disordered ideology such as 'progressivism' becomes the State mandated religion?
    Your thinking skills have been measured and found to be severely lacking.
  • 3003573 rmhoper... 2013/02/02 20:28:28
  • CAPISCE 3003573 2013/02/02 20:43:41
    Hey STUDENT, You really are a brainwashed idiot---where do you go to school, Berkeley?
  • 3003573 CAPISCE 2013/02/02 22:01:18 (edited)

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