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  •  My point is... (1+ / 0-)
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    that it doesn't matter how I or anyone else defines the words.  It doesn't matter who is right or wrong.  What matters is that if you and I have a conversation, we both should have a firm understanding of what the other person believes those words mean and do not just assume.

    Words like freedom and fascism and capitalism mean different things to different people.  Experts not only argue about their true definitions, many of them purposely try to obfuscate them to either label the "other" side in a more negative way or to create a more positive image for a word already in use by their side.

    For example, the word entitlement used to mean that you earned it, it's yours, you are entitled to it but now it means it is a handout that you "believe" you deserve without earning it.  Almost the exact opposite.  It is important to know what the speaker means when they say it.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:36:34 AM PDT

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