This is the last radio hour of the week. Larry Arnn or one of his colleagues in Hillsdale.
Kennedy defined a liberal as follows: The liberal party insists that the Government has the definite duty to use all its power and resources to meet new social problems with new social controls—to ensure to the average person the right to his own economic and political life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I'm proud of it. Liberalism and Liberalism worldwide Today the word "liberalism" is used differently in different countries.
One of the greatest contrasts is between the usage in the United States and usage in Europe. According to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
This classical liberalism sometimes more closely corresponds to the American definition of libertarianismalthough some may distinguish between classical liberalism and libertarianism.
Two Zogby surveys from and indeed affirm that self-identified liberals tend to go to college more than self-identified conservatives. Polls have found that young Americans are considerably more liberal than the general population. March In early 21st century political discourse in the United States, liberalism has come to include support for reproductive rights for women, including abortion,  affirmative action for minority groups historically discriminated against,  multilateralism and support for international institutions,  support for individual rights over corporate interests,  support for universal health care for Americans with a "single payer" optionsupport for gay rights and marriage equality, and opposition to tax cuts for the rich.
Reminithe biographer of Andrew Jackson said: As such it has inspired much of the dynamic and dramatic events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in American history—Populism, Progressivism, the New and Fair Deals, and the programs of the New Frontier and Great Society to mention the most obvious.
He holds that liberalism in the United States is aimed toward achieving "equality of opportunity for all" but it is the means of achieving this that changes depending on the circumstances.
He says that the "process of redefining liberalism in terms of the social needs of the 20th century was conducted by Theodore Roosevelt and his New NationalismWoodrow Wilson and his New Freedomand Franklin D.
Roosevelt and his New Deal. Out of these three reform periods there emerged the conception of a social welfare statein which the national government had the express obligation to maintain high levels of employment in the economy, to supervise standards of life and labor, to regulate the methods of business competition, and to establish comprehensive patterns of social security.Liberalism increasingly shaped American intellectual life in the s and s, thanks in large part to two major two-volume studies that were widely read by academics, advanced students, intellectuals and the general public: Charles A.
Beard and Mary Beard, The Rise of American civilization (2 vol. ), and Vernon L.
Parrington, Main Currents in . "We were eight years in power" is a quote from South Carolina state congressman Thomas Miller, an African-American who was elected at the end of Reconstruction. He was highlighting the achievements made during Reconstruction, arguing against the disenfranchisement of black voters.
The historian Vernon Louis Parrington in won the Pulitzer Prize for Main Currents in American Thought. It was a highly influential intellectual history of America from . The American government couldn't care less about the rights of women/minorities in Saudi Arabia either. Saudi Arabia is beneficial as a US ally for two reasons: they'll side against Iran in a war the US has been trying to start for a few decades now and the petrodollar.
The roots of what Jean-François Revel termed “the theory of American guilt in all things” can be traced to the lateth and earlyth centuries criticisms. American Bar Association Division Electoral College Is it a dinosaur that should be abolished or a last bastion vastness of the country would prevent voters.