My Ideology consists (when whittled down) of Three words… “We Are Human.”
But that only begs the question...
Well, Hitler was human, Gandhi was human, Bin Ladin, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, and Enoch Powell, Charles Manson, Marylin Manson, Marylin Munroe, You, I, We, are all human.
We are not born angels and demons, Gods or Mice, we are human, No matter the monsters or martyrs we become, in the eyes of the people.
The meaning OF life (to me, self evident) is to find meaning IN life, of course the murderers of the world have failed at this having taken life unjustly (as that is the definition of murder), but many soldiers with noble causes have succeeded.
To Quote Ronald Reagan-
“The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits — not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
“A Time For Choosing” a speech by Ronald Reagan, for me its a three way tie with “I have a Dream” and the “Declaration of Independence” for the most important speech in American history, we the United states of America, might I remind you, are the greatest experiment in freedom in the history of man. If you accept that, think on it, if you have not study up.
regarding Freedom and Slavery
Surrender is the dissolution of freedom, it is slavery. Hopefully most of us acknowledge it is not good to be a slave and is thus not good to keep a slave. (Forgive the linguistically simplistic logic, I’d hate to see it applied elsewhere) Why then is indentured servitude allowed? You might say it isn’t but in the form of contracts it is. If you break a contract you can be sued, jailed. So why if slavery is an evil are contracts stating other than if you do this I’ll pay you this, allowed? (feel free to give an answer if you have one) I merely contend a higher morality, and simply reasoned principle, that being anti slavery should mean protection from giving away freedom in this form.
Taking note of History, we should observe that many ppl will wish to enslave or murder others, whether because of Ideology stemming from culture or culture from ideology. Teaching (in govt hands) has proven inefecient at to not producing ppl of this type.
I contend that besides the rare deranged (for he is inevitable) a free market of ideas made manifest in a privatization of the school system meeting minimum requirements for safety, end of year testing and keeping of the Academic Bill Of Rights, (from first grade up) Would prevent indoctrination or radicalization to a much greater extent than the great morass of centralized bureaucracy handling curriculum and funding.
regarding the Constitution
In its time, the constitution was much better understood via the Federalist Papers, a book still available to the public today, while not understood at all by ppl claiming constitutional scholarship and doctorates. Case In Point Barack Obama 2001 Radio Interview
OBAMA: “If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples. So that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.
But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change and in some ways we still suffer from that.”
Individual Freedom, is a key theme of the Constitution, The reason we have (or had) a three tiered Govt, a separation of powers, which were supposed to (and did and kinda sorta still are) keep each other in check. The Amount of power vested in the Federal Govt. weather it is Taxing the bejeezus out of you or showering you with lavish welfare checks, in doing so, your freedom is diminished. Under progressive taxation your amount of thriving is diminished, to support welfare recipients, which if you yourself are on, then you lose the right to fail or thrive on your own merits. America was never a Utopia, but in the attempt to make it one we have become a dystopia. A restoration of the Constitution IN THE CONTEXT OF HISTORIES NO LONGER TAUGHT (but somehow learned), such as the Federalist Papers and Founding Faith, we can restore our Meritocracy.
Monopolies always used to be understood as bad, a destruction of competition, which must exist to create and maintain quality and efficiency on its own (The freedom of meritocracy). But ideology deviating from freedom cannot afford its’ competition. This Hypocrisy was hidden, by mere associative psychological warfare. The Old Totalitarian trick, "tell a lie often enough and it Becomes the Truth", ideology over perception.
Thus self described liberals are able to, and are acheiving the destruction of competition Economically and ideologically, using the most Fascist of tactics.
Popular Synonyms of good; Progressive (without question of goal) Liberal (without question of necessary borders) Democratic (without inquiry as to an Informed electorate)
An Ongoing Affirmative action requires by logic that either those benefiting are either inherently incapable or those not benefiting are inherently oppressive.
Gay marriage (oxymoron) puts the right to manipulate the law by its rewriting language, up for grabs, either legislatively (or judicially vetoing legislation)
If language and our understanding of it defines the law, how then can we allow Courts or Ballots the right to official redefinition of language, thereby subverting the law.