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Right and Wrong

What is right? What is wrong? It is a societal problem because individuals in a society will see things differently. If there existed a universally shared bases for distinguishing between the two, there would be no problem but there doesn’t

IN THE NAME OF RELIGION

September 11, 2003.

IN THE NAME OF RELIGION

Three years ago today a group of men flew planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.
Why? Religion.

Elections

Some definitions from the dictionary
conservative |kənˈsərvətiv; -vəˌtiv|
adjective
holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation
noun
a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes,
ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense [aiming to preserve] ): from late Latin conservativus, from conservat- ‘conserved,’ from the verb conservare
liberal |ˈlib(ə)rəl|
adjective
• open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values
• favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
• favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform
noun
a person of liberal views
ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber ‘free (man).’ The original sense was [suitable for a free man,]