Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sean Penn: 'Why Liberal Democracy is Important'

Source:Korean 701- actor Sean Penn.
Source:FRS FreeState

"Why? Is "liberal democracy" important?" 

Liberal Democrat is how I describe my personal politics and personal political philosophy. And what that means because liberalism and what it means to be a Liberal means different things to different people. To lets say today's so-called Progressives, (closeted Socialists, in actuality) liberalism is about government creating all sorts of programs to take care of people. I’m putting that loosely, but that is what it comes down to. 
There are all sorts of types of democracies around the world. Most democracies in the West and in developed countries tend to be social democracies. Which means the Parliament (generally just the lower chamber of Parliament) generally elected the head of state, generally a Prime Minister. In a country like that, it's the collective which is what the government supposed to be worried about and seeing that no one has to go without the basic necessities in life.
America is very different. Sure, we have a public safety net, but just for people who truly need economic assistance while they're struggling. But our form of government is designed to protect individual rights, not absolute economic equality. Which is why we have high, middle, and low-income people in America, depending on what skills and knowledge that we have to offer the country. But the entire developed world, has some form of democratic oriented government.

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