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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Monday, December 12, 2005

American Democrats Testing Themes For Elections In 2006 and 2008....

And the word to summarize their campaign? Community. Sounds ok to me. I have written about this topic but not in the depth that I wanted to. So maybe this theme will drive me towards finally doing it. But a Democrats community is probably somewhat different than what some people think when they hear or read the word community.
1 : a unified body of individuals: as a : STATE, COMMONWEALTH b : the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly : the area itself c : an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location d : a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society [a community of retired persons] e : a group linked by a common policy f : a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests g : a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society
2 : society at large
3 a : joint ownership or participation b : common character : LIKENESS c : social activity : FELLOWSHIP d : a social state or condition
What worries me is #3, joint ownership or participation. As presidential candidate Tom Vilsack said,
"When we work together, when rely on one another, when we care about one another we remove the fear of sharing," Vilsack said. "I believe the current administration and its polices is eroding the sense of community. This country's two great things - the self-reliant individual supported by community - is what made the American dream ... possible."
I become more fearful of the of sharing if a Democrat says he wants to remove the fear of sharing. What that means to me is HIGHER TAXES and utopian wealth redistribution. Oh, how I hate that. More taxes and more "fairness" in the distribution of wealth by Democrats in Washington. Another reason why I cannot vote for Democrats.

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