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Why don't progressives understand the word FREEDOM?

Reichstolz 2012/07/07 18:33:21
To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
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It has become apparent to me that the progressive movement, once again, must try and change the meaning of a word.
Freedom
standard definition

free·dom

[free-duhm] Show IPA
noun
1.
the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial.
2.
exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
3.
the power to determine action without restraint.
4.
political or national independence.
5.
personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom.


While there are many ways to assess what freedom means to you personally, I don't get how any government dictate can define the term.
What part of "exemption from external control" do they not understand.
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  • LolaLee4 2012/11/04 14:21:47
  • Reichstolz LolaLee4 2012/11/04 14:25:27
    Reichstolz
    +1
    I use that moniker to easily identify the ignorant, good job, you've been identified.
  • BARRY0619 LolaLee4 2012/11/04 15:30:08
    BARRY0619
    Simpleton?? Having read some of your comments, you should be the last person calling someone else a simpleton...eh

    I'll debate you on any topic of your choosing genius...eh
  • Reichstolz BARRY0619 2012/11/05 02:40:37
    Reichstolz
    +1
    Don't worry a typical sock with nothing of substance. As usual, among their retarded group of friends they are the smart one.
  • gbudavid 2012/07/08 22:05:28
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    gbudavid
    +1
    They understand All too well and are dedicated to limiting Freedom as much as possible...
  • Hidden Noname 2012/07/08 22:03:28
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Hidden Noname
    +1
    Liberals feel that it's better that EVERYone be under the control of the government and regulations, if a minority is given more rights. Most of them are too young, or have such short termed memories that they don't remember the days where your personal freedom wasn't being threatened by such thing as drones, the TSA, your mail not being reviewed, your freedom to make purchases without being tracked, your car being able to be driven without being tracked, your presence on the street not being recorded at every location, or your right to choose what you want to eat, in what quantities, or if you want to buy health insurance or not, without "penalties"... Small step, by small step, a bit more is being taken away from us every day.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/07/08 21:47:23
  • true american 2012/07/08 18:53:59
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    true american
    +1
    Both choices are spot on
  • Minarchist 2012/07/08 17:36:21
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Minarchist
    Progressive means small steps, Radical means big steps. But at which direction?.... Democrats and Republicans each only understand half of the equation of Liberty. When society is tired of getting attacked on their economic freedom they vote Republican. When people get tired of their social liberty being attacked they vote Democrat witht the exception of between Reagan and Bush since JFK Americans have been going back and forth between the parties. The pedulum swinging lower and lower each year (how's your guts so far). Losing more and more of their freedoms as years go by.
  • Wolfman 2012/07/08 17:07:57
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Wolfman
    +2
    Progressives are communists. They believe that the government should own everything and control everything. They hate the Constitution. There is no freedom.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/08 17:07:55 (edited)
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    They lack understanding of anything other than their own corrupt perverted agenda,and I sometimes wonder if that doesn't evade them at times
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/07/08 17:04:52
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +2
    liberal progressive = communists who are too stupid to realize any difference.
  • Patriot Unit 2012/07/08 17:03:26
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    Patriot Unit
    +2
    Because they do not believe in Choice. To them choice is dirty word. Freedom, Liberty go hand in hand. They all boil down to the fact that to have them, you need the ability to chose. Others can not make choices for you. If they do, and you allow them to, then your no longer a thinking human being, you noting but a lemming following whatever leader stands in power. Be it a government, or an individual. The Freedom of Choice is our right as a Free People. That is why the progressives hate the Constitution, and our founding document, the Declaration of Independence. And that is the fact of the matter.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/07/08 14:14:20
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    Lady Whitewolf
    SKEWED ANSWERS....

    It's the CONSEVATIVES that "don't understand freedom"!
  • Reichstolz Lady Wh... 2012/07/08 16:26:07
    Reichstolz
    Hah! you can type in CAPS again, good job.
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/07/08 00:20:23
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +1
    Why don't progressives understand the word FREEDOM well Socialist and Communist have not use for people with freedom of choice they are smarter than the normal person and know what is good for them just ask any lib !!!!!
  • The Duke 2012/07/07 21:52:08
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    The Duke
    +2
    Progressives understand both the definition and the practice of freedom. Since it is an anathema to their goals of slavery to the government, they oppose/oppress it at every opportunity.
  • Ishmael 2012/07/07 21:03:57
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Ishmael
    +1
    Perhaps it's because we understand the REAL meaning of Freedom.

  • Reichstolz Ishmael 2012/07/08 01:34:05
    Reichstolz
    Funny an incoherent rant, now I understand where your ignornace is derived from.
  • Ishmael Reichstolz 2012/07/08 04:28:28 (edited)
    Ishmael
    It's only incoherent if you haven't actually LISTENED to what he has to say. But then, UNLIKE YOU, he's actually a REAL American who's people have been here for 11,000 years. When did YOUR Kraut wetback ancestors show up,, Wasitchu?




  • Reichstolz Ishmael 2012/07/08 07:17:22
    Reichstolz
    Hah, a real native whose people gave up their land, culture, and heritage for shiny beads. Yep what a great race, the people that were easily dispatched. 11,000 years because we let them stay, don't forget, we let them stay.
  • Ishmael Reichstolz 2012/07/08 09:32:29 (edited)
    Ishmael
    Well, there WERE all those LIES the White Man told them, the guns White men used to slaughter them with and the smallpox contaminated blankets they used to infect them too. I'm sure the Nazis had similar logic to justify the holocaust against Jews, Slavs, gypsies and other Non-Germans. So I'm not surprised to hear such logic from Krauts like you. but HERE'S the reason WHY the US government FEARS Native People's Rights. In Fact, one could make the point that Native people were the ORIGINAL Conservatives because THEY want a "Limited government" that upholds their Treaty rights.




  • Reichstolz Ishmael 2012/07/08 16:28:24
    Reichstolz
    The only person who can be lied to is the one who allows it. Original conservatives, yes they were the ones who would not bow to the white settlers, and died fighting for their cause. Those that were left were the dullards happy with shiny beads.
  • Ishmael Reichstolz 2012/07/08 18:58:46
    Ishmael
    Oh, I get it. Your argument is that it was the INDIAN'S Fault they were slaughtered by all those benevolent White People. Typical con response. Blame the Victim. Reminds me of the old news headlines from the day. Bloodthirsty Savages Massacre Settlers. Violate Innocent White Women. I'm sure it was also JESUS's fault the ROMANS crucified him too. If he hadn't been such a rabble-rouser and miracle worker, he could have died of old age. What that is is the Fascist mindset showing through. But then Authoritarian-Follower Cons have ALWAYS loved Fascism.


  • dave b 2012/07/07 19:48:00
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    dave b
    +3
    They want a nanny state, and as much money as they can steal from us.
  • Roger47 2012/07/07 19:19:15
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Roger47
    Anarchy is the only true freedom.
  • Reichstolz Roger47 2012/07/08 01:31:10
    Reichstolz
    Maybe, if our nation continues to spend at this rate we will find out soon what anarchy looks like.
  • Roger47 Reichstolz 2012/07/08 04:47:11
    Roger47
    The problem is revenues. We need the spending or we get a depression, unless we cut military spending, which does little to create jobs here.
  • Reichstolz Roger47 2012/07/08 07:19:24
    Reichstolz
    You can confiscate all production and not pay off the national debt. Spending is our problem until the idiots in power reognize that and stop it, we will continue down the path where our debt is no longer sought after by other nations. When that happens thankfully, this entitlement nation will end.
  • Roger47 Reichstolz 2012/07/08 18:54:52
    Roger47
    Cutting military spending by 50% would be a good start.
  • true am... Roger47 2012/07/08 18:55:39
    true american
    Spending will eventually destroy what we call America.
  • Wyzard 2012/07/07 19:15:10
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Wyzard
  • EqualRights4Heterosexuals 2012/07/07 18:59:34
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    EqualRights4Heterosexuals
    +5
    I've never known a liberal to be anything but stupid.
  • LolaLee4 EqualRi... 2012/11/04 14:25:27
  • Reichstolz LolaLee4 2012/11/04 14:26:52
    Reichstolz
    Funny, your hatred for others is transparent, is it projection, or simple insecurity?
  • beach bum 2012/07/07 18:52:33
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    beach bum
  • Mr. T 2012/07/07 18:38:20
    There is no such thing as intelligence among progressives.
    Mr. T
    +3
    Both choices are true for them. "Freedom" to them means getting everything from the government. "Freedom" scares them because it means they would have to be responsible and actually take care of themselves instead of living off the government tit.
  • LolaLee4 Mr. T 2012/11/04 14:26:37
  • Reichstolz LolaLee4 2012/11/04 14:28:48
    Reichstolz
    That is funny, more female governors are republican than democrats, in case you were unaware, which I am sure you are. We actually respect women's rights to choose LIFE.
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/07 18:35:57
    To them if government doesn't tell you to do it, it must be bad.
    Sister Jean
    BIASED

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