Freedom or equality?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by hug-a-tree, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Balerion Banned Banned

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    In the most populated areas of this nation.
     
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  3. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Really? The Republican party is pretty large. Besides everyone knows US politics are centre-right
     
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  5. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Everyone knows this? Just like "everyone knows" homosexuality is immoral, I assume?

    Will the newest guy on my ignore list please stand up?


    (Norse, that's you...)
     
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  7. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    What a severely limited freedom that would be.
     
  8. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    In a sense, I agree.
    Though the number of poeple who call themselves "Democrats" far outnumber those who call themselves "Republicans" in this country...

    Barry Goldwater was seen by many as far too conservative for the Republican Party and almost didn't get the nomination in 1964.

    If you look at his policies today, they would be fairly mainstream for a Democrat.
     
  9. Balerion Banned Banned

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    I think that is because our society today is far more liberal than it used to be, and the trend has almost always been that way. Today's liberals are tomorrow's conservatives, after all.
     
  10. swarm Registered Senior Member

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    Freedom requires equality before the law.
     
  11. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    I think it's a question of how much the individual is willing to give up to ensure equality.

    From where I stand, It's not much.
    You cannot have one without the other. Freedom for all means equality for all.
    I'm sure theres problem in there somewhere.
     
  12. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    While I haven't read all the posts in this thread, there seems to be a error in the way the original post is interpreted by y'all. For some reason, y'all seem to be assuming that the question is about all humans everywhere. That's not what the OP asked as I see it.

    Do you prefer freedom over equality? Or equality over freedom?

    It asks "Do YOU prefer...." It didn't say anything like, "For the whole freakin' human race, do you prefer...."

    So, in answer to the question, I personally prefer freedom for myself .....I don't much give a big rat's ass about people on the other freakin' side of the world that I don't even know ...some of whom hate me just 'cause I'm American. So, ....fuck 'em!

    Baron Max
     
  13. HumanBeast Registered Member

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    I sure would love fairness in freedom. Equality basically means sameness and that goes against individuality, not something the liberal would want. Individuality and equality are impossible like dividing x number by 0.
     
  14. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Well, around here, the liberal doo-gooders out-number conservatives/realists about 10,000 to 1 or more!

    If ya' want to get along around here, learn to sing "Kum Ba Yi" in the proper key and proclaim the greatness of all humans.

    Baron Max
     
  15. swarm Registered Senior Member

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    It is unfortunate that idiots can always screw up a democracy for everyone else just by being loud, stubborn and repetitious.
     

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