(PNEWS) Liberalism and Progressive Current in the Democratic Party

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Quote: Ethics and justice require context. Philosopher and professor John Rawls was the definitive authority on conceptualizing justice. John Rawls moved us more in the direction of liberal and decent society against all the odds.

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October 16, 2004

A Liberal and Decent Society

Ethics and justice require context. Philosopher and professor John Rawls was the definitive authority on conceptualizing justice. John Rawls moved us more in the direction of liberal and decent society against all the odds. The philosophy of the Democratic Party adopted his ideas, in spite of the influence on individual members by wealthy special interests. And the fascist right pushes another set of ideas, which is found mainly in the Republican Party.

Social Democratic

I was inspired by political activist Michael Harrington in the 60s and his efforts for moving the Democratic Party toward "social democratic positions". I believe in my own mind the reason for supporting the Democratic Party, in a predominantly two-party system, has been to shift the fulcrum of political thought and action, to the left from the existing fascist drive of the ruling elites.

http://www.g0lem.net/PhpWiki/index.php/IndecentSociety

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