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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Do Democrats call themselves " free thinkers " because ?

Do Democrats call themselves " free thinkers " because they think everything should be free ?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Democrats think? That's a good one.

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  • 9 years ago

    Nobody thinks everything should be free. I know plenty of Democrats that probably made more than you ever will and they usually vote Democrat because they are more sensable and at least they don't stand simply for gun ownership which seems to be why so many vote Republican.

    Politicians and Pundits want to build the voter bases up into these complicated, detailed things. In reality, it is quite simple.

    I would like to add that I don't mind if people own guns. If people are so crazy that guns become a huge problem, it will simply speed up our ultimate demise. That said, I don't want there to be a lot of illegal guns out there for people to rob with or do drive bys and kill innocent people, or anybody for that matter. Guns is tricky, is what I am saying. However, to base your vote on that is simply grotesque.

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  • 9 years ago

    No. Its because they are open to new evidence and reasonable arguments, rather than strict adherence to political dogma. The concept of free thinking is, "we're open to any idea that provides a better solution for the greatest amount of people; we don't have any sacred cows. We are beholden to truth and truth only."

    here's what wikipedia says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_thinking

    Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any dogma.[1] The cognitive application of freethought is known as freethinking, and practitioners of freethought are known as freethinkers.[2]

    Freethought holds that individuals should not accept ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. Thus, freethinkers strive to build their opinions on the basis of facts, scientific inquiry, and logical principles, independent of any logical fallacies or the intellectually limiting effects of authority, confirmation bias, cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture, prejudice, sectarianism, tradition, urban legend, and all other dogmas. Regarding religion, freethinkers hold that there is insufficient evidence to support the existence of supernatural phenomena.

    A line from "Clifford's Credo" by the 19th Century British mathematician and philosopher William Kingdon Clifford perhaps best describes the premise of freethought: "It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence."

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They have to think freely because they never learned the rules of logical thought.

    They think facts and logic are too restrictive. They want to be free to think whatever they want.

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  • wave
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Liberalism's flaw isn't the shortcoming of ability to shield the u . s ., particularly its UNWILLINGNESS to finish that. "Greed is sturdy" isn't on the heart of the GOP. Come to imagine of it, you won't be able to outline "greed" except in words of your own opinion.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Free-thought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any other dogma.

    Our Founders were free thinkers as well, ya know.

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  • mackie
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    That and because they usual do not have any matter between their ears to stop the truth and process it.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Sure why not .

    Considering that Cons /Reps /Tea Party people would charge for the very air we breath.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Most of them are too high to concentrate on one thing.

    Source(s): Liberalism is a mental disorder... With ADHD, a Weapon of Mass Destruction.
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  • Balto
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Absolutely not. They really don't want everyone to think freely; they just want everyone to think the way they do otherwise they storm off on LIVE television just like Whoopie Goldberg did.

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