How much sense does the basic philosophy behind liberalism make?

The word "change". Change to what? Why? Is it always necessary? What about the people that do not want change and are not hurting anybody? If one wants to change something-say the economy, they must want to change it to some other state. But if liberalism flourishes, then obviously the state the economy is in must keep changing even after the objective state is achieved. So is there even an objective to begin with? Change the tax rate. To what? Keep raising it? When will enough be enough? Will it always be changing? Why? If there is any sanity in liberalism, it must have a goal or a dream-which by nature would have to be a conservative one-something that is good enough. Or else it has to admit the same thing conservatives have been saying all along: that this is an imperfect world in which utopia is an impossible goal. It seems to me like a ride in a car with no destination and no end ever planned. What is the point of political change?

Asked By: Commander McBragg - 1/29/2010
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The basic philosophy of liberalism is the desire for control over people and the expansion of government to further this purpose... More
Answered By: Heather - 1/29/2010
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Answered By: г๏๓คгє - 1/29/2010
The basic philosophy of liberalism is mastery -- permitting others to live their lives only as another sees fit.
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The immunization drugs that liberals developed to keep themselves alive has also kept America's village idiots alive too. Most unfortunately, the village idiots are most apt to be against any planned parenthood... More
Answered By: Unka Dano - 1/29/2010
I think you mean to help other people. That is not a bad philosophy.
Answered By: Darwin - 1/29/2010
The basic philosophy behind liberalism is Liberty for all. It doesn't tend to work out that way very often though... More
Answered By: Special Forces Squirrel - 1/29/2010
Change is inevitable. Everybody likes change. Everybody wants change. The same old thing over and over again is boring. People evolve, technology evolves, times evolve. Even Conservatives desire change.
Answered By: Herb - 1/29/2010
A lot. It's very similar to the basic philosophy behind Christianity. "Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you... More
Answered By: Chewy Ivan 2 - 1/29/2010
When Bill Clinton took office in 1992, the nation was in recession... More
Answered By: Wild Sage - 1/29/2010
The point of political change is to grow with the living document that is our Constitution. It was not meant to halt any progression of greatness, it is a document that gives all Americans sure footing on the road to achieving greater goals with every passing generation.
Answered By: navymom - 1/29/2010
The communities that are the happiest and the best have close cooperation between them and they all help each other like family...
Answered By: Chupate esa! - 1/29/2010
One big o!
Answered By: Jake Rather - 1/29/2010
I wouldn't say that "change" is the basic philosophy behind Liberalism. Change is the nature of life. Your body ages, your relationships change, your career changes and our country, economically, culturally and politically changes also. Change is an inevitable train chugging along the tracks. Liberalism attempts (... More
Answered By: hiztreebuff - 1/29/2010
I think the basic philosophy behind liberalism is ok, it is the execution of it with out concern for the long term affects it causes or the affect it has on others besides the ones needing help. I mean it is great to help some one out that needs help, but putting in place a system that encourages a person to not find... More
Answered By: warren v - 1/29/2010
The goal of Liberalism is and always has been a good one: to create a fairer and more equal society, where those who need a hand up can get it and those who are fine as they are can get on with their own lives in their own way in peace... More
Answered By: Elliot Kane - 1/29/2010
What you are describing sounds more like Progressivism that liberalism. The progressives have hijacked the democratic party under the liberal label.
Answered By: Concerned - 1/29/2010
You're fundamentally wrong. The basic philosophy behind liberalism is that you are and ought to be government property... More
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 1/29/2010
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