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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The History of Conservatism And Liberalism In the USA

As we close out one of the most divisive and negative elections in the history of the USA, I think it is important to take a deep breath and reflect on how the politics of the conservative and liberal forces have historically flip-floped within the two major parties.  For example, in the early 1850's, the Democrats were the conservatives and the new, upstart Republicans were the liberals.  From there, there has been a frequent and significant changing of ideology within both of these parties.  Enjoy the education within the three links below:

Conservatism

Liberalism

John Batchelor - To Make Men Free: The History of the Republican Party (search for the podcast on the link)

My humble opinion is that neither ideology or party has all the answers.  In fact, the extremes of both are very harmful, thus, I remain, as I have for several decades, a militant Independent.  Think about it.

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