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Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 2:26 pm

Which of the following dictionary descriptions most accurately describes the ideology of the current administration?

Socialism: System of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control; also, the political movements aimed at putting that system into practice.

Liberalism: A philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government, liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.

Ironically, the philosophy of most conservatives I know, including myself, seems to closely align these days with the original liberal philosophy. If that's true and liberal and conservative ideologies are farther apart then ever, one must ask what then is the true ideology of modern-day liberals, and more importantly why?

Gary Larson, Mesa

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