Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Liberal mission statement?

By Michael Schwalbe, a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University.

"...there are...honest and genuine ways to uphold human freedom.

To work for social justice is to expand people's freedom to develop their potentials.

To expose the lies of the powerful is to expand people's freedom to make informed choices. To promote democracy is to expand people's freedom to participate in shaping society.

To work for a clean environment or universal health care is to promote the freedom to live without being the victim of corporate profit-seeking.

To oppose gratuitous war is to help create the peace upon which these other freedoms depend, at home and around the world."

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