Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ceding the Moral High Ground

Occasionally, noted pundits claim the conservative movement is about values, but I believe almost all liberals are value driven, and this is particularly true among the far left - although often not Democrat-party aligned - but the American debate is typically, at best, practical and materialistic, so liberal values are often expressed as the positive ends of liberal policies. The reason that many of us have the concerns we have are that we have higher moral concerns, and as a rule, most of us are:

  • Against the war
  • Environmentally concerned
  • Humanitarian (gay rights, women's concerns, race issues)
  • Egalitarian (concerned with inequality, poverty, power abuses)

I could go on, but obviously liberals have taken a moral high ground, although some conservatives have taken an equivalent moral high ground, although many would disagree since the most vocal Republicans are by their nature of the low moral ground, e.g., only concerned with money and business.
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