GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE IF YOU ARE DIFFERENT THAN WE ARE!
by Sean Flynn
Instead of discriminating and hating on minorities or a different religion or even LBQT folks they are going after Liberals !
Do we know what a Liberal is first? Here is the actual definition.
Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty, consent of the governed and equality before the law. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but they generally support free markets, free trade, limited government, individual rights (including civil rights and human rights), capitalism, democracy, secularism, gender equality, racial equality, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion.
Liberalism became a distinct movement in the Age of Enlightenment, when it became popular among Western philosophers and economists. Liberalism sought to replace the norms of hereditary privilege, state religion, absolute monarchy, the divine right of kings and traditional conservatism with representative democracy and the rule of law. Liberals also ended mercantilist policies, royal monopolies and other barriers to trade, instead promoting free trade and free markets. Philosopher John Locke is often credited with founding liberalism as a distinct tradition, based on the social contract, arguing that each man has a natural right to life, liberty and property and governments must not violate these rights. While the British liberal tradition has emphasized expanding democracy, French liberalism has emphasized rejecting authoritarianism and is linked to nation-building.
Leaders in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of 1776 and the French Revolution of 1789 used liberal philosophy to justify the armed overthrow of royal tyranny. James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin were liberals for example. Liberalism started to spread rapidly especially after the French Revolution. The 19th century saw liberal governments established in nations across Europe and South America, whereas it was well-established alongside republicanism in the United States. In Victorian Britain, it was used to critique the political establishment, appealing to science and reason on behalf of the people. Before 1920, the main ideological opponents of liberalism were communism, conservatism and socialism, but liberalism then faced major ideological challenges from fascism and Marxism–Leninism as new opponents. During the 20th century, liberal ideas spread even further, especially in Western Europe, as liberal democracies found themselves on the winning side in both world wars
Liberal economic theory
The supply, demand, prices and competition were left free of government regulation, the pursuit of material self-interest, rather than altruism, would maximise the wealth of a society through profit-driven production of goods and services. An “invisible hand” directed individuals and firms to work toward the nation’s good as an unintended consequence of efforts to maximise their own gain. This provided a moral justification for the accumulation of wealth.
During the Great Depression, the definitive liberal response to the economic crisis was given by the English economist John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946). Keynes had been “brought up” as a classical liberal, but especially after World War I became increasingly a welfare or social liberal. During this time the idea of a “stimulus” was born. When the market failed to properly allocate resources, the government was required to stimulate the economy until private funds could start flowing again.
Liberal feminism, the dominant tradition in feminist history, is an individualistic form of feminist theory which focuses on women’s ability to maintain their equality through their own actions and choices. Liberal feminists hope to eradicate all barriers to gender equality, claiming that the continued existence of such barriers eviscerates the individual rights and freedoms ostensibly guaranteed by a liberal social order. If you are a woman and you enjoy having your own bank acoount, credit card, voting and owning property you have Liberal Feminism to thank.
In the United States, modern liberalism traces its history to the popular presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who initiated the New Deal in response to the Great Depression and won an unprecedented four elections. The New Deal coalition established by Roosevelt left a decisive legacy and influenced many future American presidents, including John F. Kennedy.
Among the various regional and national movements, the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1960s strongly highlighted the liberal efforts for equal rights. The Great Society project launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson oversaw the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, the establishment of Head Start and the Job Corps as part of the War on Poverty and the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, an altogether rapid series of events that some historians have dubbed the “Liberal Hour”
Liberalism has drawn both criticism and support in its history from various ideological groups. Less friendly to the goals of liberalism has been conservatism. Fascists accuse liberalism of materialism and a lack of spiritual values. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported in the Financial Times, “liberalism has become obsolete”. He claims that the vast majority of people in the world oppose multiculturalism, immigration, and certain rights.
Many modern conservatives oppose Higher Education and have begun a large push to influence future generations to not pursue a University Education and seek a technical trade. Many Right Wing Media Groups have ridiculed Higher Education although it would be interesting to note that those commentators all have University Degrees.
Scholars have praised the influence of liberal internationalism, claiming that the rise of globalisation “constitutes a triumph of the liberal vision that first appeared in the eighteenth century” while also writing that liberalism is “the only comprehensive and hopeful vision of world affairs”
Lets touch on something recent. The idea that workers should be compensated for work-related injuries is not a new concept. The first Workers Comp law is over 100 years old. However, it would be a mistake to assume that the laws are the same in every state. There are five important things to know about workers compensation laws in Texas.
How Texas Workers Comp Is Different:
Employers do not have to subscribe to workers compensation. Texas is one of only two states where workers compensation is not mandatory for employers. This means that employers can elect to purchase private insurance policies to cover on-the-job incidents, or choose not to have any insurance coverage at all. If your employer does not subscribe to workers compensation and you are injured on the job, in order to be compensated for your injuries and lost wages, you should hire an experienced Texas workplace accident lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. If not you will deal directly with the State Agency that is ALWAYS on the employers side.
The current economic climate created by the COVID-19 pandemic has left many employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers with valid concerns regarding whether they can expect a deluge of claims brought by workers alleging that they contracted the disease in the course and scope of their employment. Generally, while occupational diseases are covered by most states’ workers’ compensation laws, there is typically a requirement that the occupational disease be unique to the employment. As a result, most employees will not be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits due to the coronavirus, in the same way that they would not be eligible for these benefits if they contracted the flu from a co-worker. That said, health care workers and first responders who are on the front lines of the pandemic inevitably find themselves at a tremendously higher risk for contracting the disease. As a result, in many jurisdictions, these employees may have viable claims for workers’ compensation disability benefits, or, in more unfortunate circumstances, their beneficiaries may have valid claims for death benefits.
What does the law say?
An occupational disease is defined by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act to mean a disease arising out of and in the course of employment that causes damage or harm to the physical structure of the body. An occupational disease specifically does not include an ordinary disease of life to which the general public is exposed outside of employment, except where that disease is related to a compensable injury or occupational disease. If an employee has an injury that is considered to be an ordinary disease of life, he or she is generally not entitled to receive benefits. ** NO COMPENSATION **
An illness or injury is considered an ordinary disease of life, and therefore not compensable, when there is no causal connection between the injury and the work, and the disease is not indigenous to the workplace or present at an increased degree with the employment.