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In classical social and political science, a liberal was one who wanted people liberated from tyrannical governments. Turning that word on its head was an early example of the newspeak war on malleable minds. A part of me cringes every time that word is abused… the same way I bristle at the mis-use of the phrases “The Patriot Act”, “The War On Drugs” and so many more.

However, this trio of quotations that arrived in my e-mail today from Liberty Quotes are otherwise really good.

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“Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded.  Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”
— Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.
American Psychiatrist, Author
Source: “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness,” 2006
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Lyle.Rossiter.Quote.A0B5


“A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do.  
A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do.
And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and overtaxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do.”
— Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.
American Psychiatrist, Author
Source: “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness,” 2006
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Lyle.Rossiter.Quote.8FD6


“The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind.  When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”
— Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.
American Psychiatrist, Author
Source: “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness,” 2006
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Lyle.Rossiter.Quote.8FF1