As you have probably already guessed, Liberty is For the Win is philosophically right of center, emphasizing values of individual freedom, personal responsibility, and capitalist market theory. If you share these values, then I hope you stick around. If you don’t, my hope is to address the popular misconceptions of conservative philosophy so that we might find some common ground.
Liberty is For the Win assumes the need to help the poor and disadvantaged is a public moral good. However, if cultural socialist policies have clearly failed to achieve these ends, then it is morally imperative to stop doing things that don’t work! Merely sustaining people in a state of perpetual poverty and disadvantage is not moral or ethical. There is a moral obligation to lift people up economically.
If we truly want to help people out of poverty and disadvantage, we can’t continue holding onto policies divorced from their results. We must go where the data takes us and not be content to maintain any illusions of unearned benevolence, especially in an age of ready information.
Why should you even bother reading this?
America is in real trouble, poverty has become entrenched culturally, as systemic unemployment grows more pervasive than ever and the labor force shrinks to levels that haven’t been seen since the late 1970’s. It’s long past time for those on the left to sit down and talk with us on the right. (Don’t believe me? Check out: “A Look at the Scoreboard“)
The reality is that cultural and political gridlock doesn’t solve any problems and doesn’t ensure our country’s future. Together, we must get past our political tinted beliefs, and see things for how they really are. America doesn’t need politics. It needs solutions, and those solutions may require a little of column A and a little of column B to get things done.
The dreadful truth is we can’t pretend that arguing endlessly is going to improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged. We the People have got to stop talking past each other, take a deep breath, and have an actual dialogue. The one thing we know for certain is things have gotten worse over the last 50 years for too many people.
How do I know I am right?
I am not about to make any claim to infallibility. What I will claim is a devotion to the pursuit of the truth. To that end, I cite academic, governmental, or financial sources in order to demonstrate the results of present left of center ideological policies and compare them to right of center ideological policies. Where an objective academic or governmental source is not available, I will endeavor to use several available sources to avoid bias.
As far as educational credentials, I have attained BA of Computer Science from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from John Brown University. I invite anyone to fact check my research and comments will always be open for honest scholarly discussion.
Are you ready to take the red pill and leave bias behind?
Most people aren’t ready for this. As humans, we just aren’t built to handle having our core beliefs challenged, especially in large doses, so I can not to tell you that you are wrong. The only thing I’m going to say that you have been dreadfully misinformed about the facts, and this has lead you in a direction away from the truth.
This is true of everyone, on both right of center and left of center, including me. It’s just how we human beings are wired. We have an opportunity to work past that now, with a lot of information at our disposal.
Liberty is For The Win.
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