Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Progressive Freedom (12/03/08)

There is often talked about. Often it is the conservatives telling what freedom is. What would be progressive freedoms?

The freedom for open information - government should tell me the truth.

The freedom to find a good job and make a decent living at it.

The freedom to live in a country free from discrimination and working toward healing the effects of past discrimination.

The freedom to live in a corruption-free political system minimally affected by concentrations of wealth.

The freedom to live in a community where my family and I are as secure as possible and where everyone is treated fairly.

The freedom to live in a poison-free community, free from the pollution of others.

There are many, many more!

adapted from G. Lakoff's "Whose Freedom?"

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