Conservatives and ReactionariesThe meaning of words is too important to ignore in politics, and there is one word that has been mutilated into something grotesque by the worst elements of our political discourse. Conservative. Its an idea that advocates trying to preserve things as they are by emphasizing stability and continuity. It is an ideology that does not fear change, but simply wishes for it to be managed well. Too many politicians identifying as conservative today are in fact reactionaries. Reactionaries oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were," a goal historically being both futile and self destructive; something the current Republican party is demonstrating with startling persistance. True conservatives are not concerned with trivial changes in our culture, but rather the long term continuity of the national spirit. The Reactionaries have been given their moment, and it is time to send them back to irrelevance where they belong.
Second Bill of Rights for the 21st CenturySecond Bill of Rights for the 21st Century2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
IN this new day and age of the 21st century of the Common Era, with new challenges ahead for the human race, we the people have adopted a new universal bill of unalienable rights to be added to the original Constitution of the United States of America and to be followed alongside the original Bill of Rights and its succeeding amendments. We have expressed a desire, in order to ensure that all human beings are treated with dignity and respect, to create this Bill for the betterment of all, most importantly the marginalized, weak, destitute, oppressed, and downtrodden.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of this Second Bill of Rights, demanded by the People to be proposed by Congress and ratified by the Legislatures of the United States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Second Bill of Rights, regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other ideology, socioec