Monday, June 19, 2006

Whatever happened to "rugged individualism?"

Tim Harper has a great piece in the Star today about the decreasing levels of freedom in the United States. It's a very in depth piece, and it contrasts the state slogan of New Hampshire, "Live Free or Die," with the new reality in the United States - a reality where people live in fear of terror and are willing to sacrifice their freedom.

1 Comments:

At 6/19/2006 10:11 PM, Blogger Miles Lunn said...

I unlike some other Liberals strongly support individualism as opposed to collectivism. However, I would argue individualism is less acceptable today in the United States than Canada. While we through our social safety net believe in collective action to help the less fortunate (which I support), we still protect people's civil liberties and not only respect but celebrate Canadians having different views. In the US, they not only have fewer rights, criticism of their government is no longer considered acceptable and having a different opinion makes one un-American.

I thought the right was for less government, but not the Republicans. They only support less government when it benefits them, not when it hurts them.

 

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