Simple..

According to Webster: sim·ple (in context) adj. sim·pler, sim·plest. 1. Having or composed of only one thing, element, or part. 2. Not involved or complicated; easy: a simple task. 3. Being without additions or modifications; mere: a simple “yes” or “no.” 4. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned: a simple dress. 5. Not elaborate, elegant, or luxurious. 6. Unassuming or unpretentious; not affected. 7.a. Having or manifesting little sense or intelligence. b. Uneducated; ignorant. c. Unworldly and unsophisticated. See Synonyms at  naive. 8. Not guileful or deceitful; sincere. 9. Humble or lowly in condition or rank.

(Please note) That although I have presented Merriam-Webster’s definition in its entirety that I have also referenced it in context.

Question: So what does that tell you?

Alluding to my ability for understanding, it says that the word simple, although simple, is more complex than it appears at first glance.                       So let’s check it out..

Having or composed of only one thing, element, or part.

 

Not involved or complicated; easy: a simple task.

Being without additions or modifications; mere: a simple “yes” or “no.”

  

Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:

  

Not elaborate, elegant, or luxurious.

  

Unassuming or unpretentious; not affected.

  

Having or manifesting little sense or intelligence.

  

Uneducated; ignorant. c. Unworldly and unsophisticated.

  

Not guileful or deceitful; sincere.

  

Humble or lowly in condition or rank.

..and there you have it. Merriam Webster’s definition of simple with a slide, i.e., (side) show.

Now, ..moving on to my take on life and the world, ..for me, at least in my world, ..life and the world are even simpler than that. “Black and white,” “hot and cold,” “up and down,” “wet and dry.” Everything else is petty or politics.

According to Webster: pet·ty, Of small importance; trivial.

According to Webster: pol·i·tics, (to the point) The art or science of government or governing.

Being an individual who has always enjoyed history and common sense, I’d like to leave you with this thought, i.e., a quote from Harry S Truman; “A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.” And another from Carter Glass; “A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else’s money.”

(Sidebar) Carter Glass,  (January 4, 1858 – May 28, 1946) was a newspaper publisher and politician from Lynchburg, Virginia. He served many years in Congress as a member of the Democratic Party. As House co-sponsor, he played a central role in the development of the 1913 Glass-Owen Act that created the Federal Reserve System. Glass subsequently served as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Woodrow Wilson. Later elected to the Senate, he became widely known as co-sponsor of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933, which enforced the separation of investment banking and commercial banking, and established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). (Source Wikipedia)

The Federal Reserve Act (ch. 6, 38 Stat. 251, enacted December 23, 1913, 12 U.S.C. ch.3) is an Act of Congress that created and set up the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States of America, and granted it the legal authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes (now commonly known as the U.S. Dollar) and Federal Reserve Bank Notes as legal tender. The Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. (Source Wikipedia)

The Banking Act of 1933 (Pub.L. 73-66, 48 Stat. 162, enacted June 16, 1933) was a law that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the United States and imposed banking reforms, several of which were intended to control speculation. It is often referred to as the Glass–Steagall Act, after its Congressional sponsors, Senator Carter Glass (D) ofVirginia, and Representative Henry B. Steagall (D) ofAlabama. (Source Wikipedia)

Carter glass was a Democrat, albeit Carter glass was not a progressive liberal, Carter glass was a classical liberal.

Classical liberalism is the philosophy committed to the ideal of “limited government,” “constitutionalism,” “rule of law,” “due process,” and “liberty of individuals” including “freedom of religion,” “speech,” “press,” “assembly,” and “free markets.

Classical liberalism, in more depth…

Classical liberalism developed in the 19th century in Europe and the United States. Although classical liberalism built on ideas that had already developed by the end of the 18th century, it advocated a specific kind of society, government and public policy as a response to the “Industrial Revolution” and “urbanization.” Notable individuals whose ideas have contributed to classical liberalism include “John Locke,” “Claude Frédéric Bastiat,” “Jean-Baptiste Say,” “Thomas Malthus” and “David Ricardo.” It drew on the economics of “Adam Smith” and on a belief in “natural law,” “utilitarianism,” and “progress.”

There was a revival of interest in classical liberalism in the 20th century led by “Ludwig von Mises,” “Friedrich Hayek” and “Milton Friedman.”

Some call the late 19th century development of classical liberalism “neo-classical liberalism,” (which argued for government to be as small as possible) in order to (allow the exercise of individual freedom,) while some refer to all liberalism before the 20th century as classical liberalism.

The term (classical liberalism) was applied in retrospect to distinguish earlier 19th-century liberalism from the newer (social liberalism.) (Libertarianism) has been used in modern society as a substitute for the phrase (neo-classical liberalism,) leading to some confusion. The identification of (libertarianism) with neo-classical liberalism primarily occurs in the United States, where some “conservatives” and “right-libertarians” use the term classical liberalism to describe their belief in the primacy of economic freedom and minimal government. (Source Wikipedia)

Social liberalism…

Social liberalism is the belief that liberalism should include “social justice.” It differs from classical liberalism in that it believes the legitimate role of the state includes addressing economic and social issues such as unemployment, health care, and education while simultaneously expanding civil rights. Under social liberalism, the good of the community is viewed as harmonious with the freedom of the individual. Social liberal policies have been widely adopted in much of the capitalist world, particularly following World War II. Social liberal ideas and parties tend to be considered centrist or centre-left.

A reaction against social liberalism in the late twentieth century, often called neoliberalism, led to monetarist economic policies and a reduction in government provision of services. However, this reaction did not result in a return to classical liberalism, as governments continued to provide social services and retained control over economic policy.

The term “social liberalism” is often used interchangeably with “modern liberalism”. The Liberal International is the main international organisation of liberal parties, which include, among other liberal variants, social liberal parties. It affirms the following principles: human rights, free and fair elections and multiparty democracy, social justice, tolerance, social market economy, free trade, environmental sustainability and a strong sense of international solidarity.  (Source Wikipedia)

Editorial: Social liberalism, “at least in my humble opinion,”   is most closely related to, and/or “symbiotic” with “sloth, indolence and laziness.”

According to Webster: sym”bi·ot“ic, A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

According to Webster: sloth, Aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.

According to Webster: in·do·lence, Habitual laziness; sloth.

According to Webster: la“zi·ness, 1. Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.

The epitome of sloth an indolence.

According to Webster: work, Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something.

Fixing America is as simple as casting your vote for an individual that isn’t presently drawing a paycheck from the U.S. Treasury.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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