Neo Cons, Libertarians, and Liberals – Will They Ever Get Along?
We all live in the United States, some 330 Million of us, and it is amazing how many things we agree on and how many things we do not. For instance we all agree on freedom and liberty, although often define it slightly differently and we all seem to disagree on politics often enough. Indeed, we all have business associates, friends, neighbors, or co-workers which disagree with us on political points of contention. Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine made a very interesting comment;
“Most of my Republican friends couldn’t and still don’t know what ‘Neoconservative’ signifies or how it differs from a true ‘conservative’ stance.”
Okay, so what would you say to someone who told you that your entire view rests on the definition of slanderous labels applied by the left, which the media picked up on and it appeared to have stuck. I am personally for small government, freedom, liberty, low taxes, privacy, the right to own a gun and therefore one could say I’m a libertarian and probably more of a “liberal” in the strict definition of the word used first by our founding fathers, and is found in the Oxford dictionary.
Today, the word “liberal” is used as a slanderous term by the right against the left. Still, such remarks have no basis because that’s not what the word liberal means. And most of the Democrats today are socialists, or are going along with a socialist agenda, and so they are about as far from the founding fathers ideals as a “liberal” could possibly be possible.
Likewise, the word “Neo-con” applied to conservatives is complete nonsense, although that’s how it is used by the left as hate speech against the right. Ronald Reagan Republicans do not consider themselves NeoCons, and yet, the term is used as a blanket statement against them.
It’s hard to say if all these different political views can ever get along, as each side is busy labeling the other, and picking political enemies to strengthen their own side; kind of silly