MAYBE THIS WILL CLEAR UP OUR CONFUSION ON POLITICS!
(Which one are you?)
DEFINITIONS ARE FROM WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY
INDEPENDENT – NOT RULED, CONTROLLED, OR SUPPORTED.
(Someone who likes to think for themselves)
REPUBLICAN – GOVERNMENT BY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.
(People who elect their officials, someone who does not government to elect their selves)
DEMOCRACY – GOVERNMENT IN WHICH THE POWER IS VESTED IN ALL THE PEOPLE; EQALITY OF RIGHTS.
(Power to all people, race, color, or creed)
LIBERAL – GENEROUS, NOT STRICT, TOLERANT, FAVORING REFORM – n. PERSON WHO FAVORS REFORM.
(Tolerant of all people. Someone who is willing to change things that is not right)
CONSERVATIVE – OPPOSED TO CHANGE, CAUTIOUS – n. CONSERVATIVE PERSON.
(Someone who is opposed to change and needs to think about it because they are cautious)
PROGRESSIVES…this is from Wikipedia
The term “progressive” is today often used in place of “Liberal. Although the two are related in some ways, they are separate and distinct political ideologies. According to John Halpin, senior advisor on the staff of the Progress “Progressivism is an orientation towards politics, It’s not a long-standing ideology like liberalism, but an historically-grounded concept… that accepts the world as dynamic.” Progressives see progressivism as an attitude towards the world of politics that is broader than conservatism vs. liberalism, and as an attempt to break free from what they consider to be a false and divisive dichotomy
Cultural Liberalism is ultimately founded on a concept of natural rights and civil rights, and the belief that the major purpose of the government is to protect those rights. Liberals are often called “left wing”, as opposed to “right wing” conservatives. The progressive school, as a unique branch of contemporary political thought, tends to advocate certain center-left or left-wing views that may conflict with mainstream liberal views, despite the fact that modern liberalism and progressivism may still both support many of the same policies (such as the concept of war as a general last resort).