Our vision historically has been the only viable vision .Here is a list of visions liberals/progressives had at a given time al of which conservatives fought to stop.
1.End of slavery
2.End Jim Crow law
3.Give women the vote
4.Institute work place regulations that would stop the Robber Baron slaughter of men women and children in their mines and factories.
5.Fight for unions which has ultimately been the bases of the US's success .
6.Fought for the Civil Rights Act
7.Fought or Social security which today people will "kill to keep"
8.Fougt for and got MEDICARE
9.Fought for the rights of women
10.Fought for EQUAL RIGHTS for all citizens including homosexuals .
ETC ETC ETC
When I look at the list of the great progressive visions that have come to be and then think of a country without all these hated conservative visions, I think I would at last buy a gun and add one more to the suicide list .
I will not bother to tell you what our current vision for the future is but based on the EVIDENCED past , trust us and fight against any and every con out there .
EDIT KENTUCKY WROTE :
"Mary. Your list is interesting since many of them have been causes championed by Liberty loving Americans from the Past and I find it interesting you don't have the confidence in your philosophy to reveal the future. Must be awful."
Not at all.From past experience we have learnt not to share to early our vision for the future because it allowed cons too much time to mount a defense .Just look what happened with the Civil War the cons started when we declared our vision of a country that abided by the Constitution :Thousands of union people were killed by cons when we fought for unions is another example .
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;"
They had time to mount a Civil war that slaughtered hundreds of thousands .
Ergo dearie, I have no intention of declaring our liberal/progressive vision .for based upon the list of the past,you know you can trust liberals and cannot trust your own kind .
You wrote :
"since many of them have been causes championed by Liberty loving Americans from the Past "
WOW!!! What and who are "Liberty Loving Americans" ?? Are they your typical con flip-floppers carpetbaggers like Romney that change views like their dirty underwear .
As any sane intelligent knowledgable person reads my list they would know that virtually every conservative especially libertarians would never support almost all of these blessings so I guess conservatives are not a part of these Liberty Loving Americans
· 7 years ago