Is the fundamental principle of Liberalism, someone else, gov't, rich people, tax payers, corporations, etc. owe me free stuff?
I've been reviewing their platforms, their speeches, their demands, it comes through almost all their positions.
Someone owes me Something for Nothing.
- SocratesLv 72 months ago
Overly-simplified, yes. They, especially Progressives put a lot more trust in government to solve or at least to manage societal problems, than on Individualism and the free-market.
- 2 months ago
Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty, consent of the governed and equality before the law. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but they generally support limited government, individual rights (including civil rights and human rights), capitalism (free markets), democracy, secularism, gender equality, racial equality, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion.Source(s): 5 second Google search
- SfancikLv 62 months ago
No. And full disclosure, I don't really consider myself a "liberal" but that seems to be the label you earn when you support issues and ideas that have the most benefit for the most people over the long term as opposed to those that benefit a few people over the short term.
In that regard I feel like I should be called a conservative.
The whole "free stuff" argument is lazy and disingenuous imo. I could just as easily say that conservatives who don't want to pay taxes or for health insurance just want stuff for free. Trump campaigned on free walls and tax cuts that pay for themselves. FREE STUFF.
For example, I think welfare is a good long term investment. I would receive none of it directly, but vicariously the countries economy benefits when people have funds to purchase and sustain local business.
That's not wanting free stuff, it's just wanting stuff that works.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No. It’s more of your country loves you.
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- DanLv 42 months ago
No, that's the fundamental principle of being one of Trump's children.
- Lois GriffinLv 62 months ago
no it is not.............
- davidLv 72 months ago
No. That is the uneducated views or maybe the propaganda slanted views of the conservatives. Liberals know that taxes will pay for all of what you call 'free stuff' and we also know that because of tax structuring the rich cons will never pay for anything, the working class will actually pay for it all.
- yLv 72 months ago
You misunderstand, it isn't free stuff if one is entitled to it.
- hungryjoeLv 52 months ago
Next stupid "question" please