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the word "liberty" and fundies' obsession with it


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Here's something I've noticed from fundies and american right-wing social conservatives: their use of the word "liberty". They use it everywhere!

They have a fundie university called "Liberty College", they have a legal think thank called "Liberty Councel", and in a lot of GOP presidential debates candidates often mention that "they want to have more liberty".

However, they're always the one who want to keep pot illegal and keep pumping massive amounts of $$$ in a war on drugs that doesn't work, they (often) try to keep dry counties booze-free, they want to boycott hotels that happen to have porno movies on demand in their hotel rooms, they want to have abortion outlawed and until Roe v Wade is overturned-if it happens that is- (the day they dream the most about after the Rapture), they don't want gays to marry, they don't want to have social services delivered by the Govt., they only trust people of the Protestant persuasion (for the most part) and I could go on and on and on...

They want the liberty to tell everyone what to do, the liberty of being puritan busy-bodies it looks to me...

In my native tongue the translation of the words "liberty" and "freedom" is "liberté", and it's a word dear to my heart.

So, what does their version of "liberty" entails? Can't they seen that their use of that word and the way they"d like the counrty to be makes no sense?

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Liberty to them means freedom to tell other people how horrible they are as people for having even remotely liberal ideas and liberty from being told how horrible they are for being narrow minded asses.

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Liberty: Government protection ensuring no one gets in the way of God's plan for them to take over the government with their own values.

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