Note: I originally posted a version of this at FireDogLake.com, only to see it flagged as spam and my account deactivated. I guess certain persons don’t like having their lack of any moral foundation challenged. Oh well.
In my previous two entries, I discussed why it is important for people who call themselves left-wingers to have a solid moral foundation. To sum up, one cannot call one’s self a progressive or a liberal and support the extreme right-wing policies of those in government. To support Obama’s continuation and expansion of Bush-Cheney fascist policies, whether directly or by refusing to challenge him electorally, or by simply remaining silent in the face of ongoing crimes and usurpation of Constitutionally delegated powers, is immoral.
But what is morality, and how should the American left apply it to politics?