The words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the Constitution. However, that separation is a such an important aspect of the rights Americans often take for granted that it might as well be. The First Amendment establishes the tone with its first few words.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” setting up freedom of religion even before establishing freedom of the press.
As the US negotiated the Treaty of Tripoli, which ended one of the first wars the US fought after winning independence from Great Britain, the English translation of the treaty included a clause that showcases this separation.
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion … it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
Liberal socialism is a political philosophy that is a variant of socialism that includes liberal principles within it. Liberal socialism does not have the goal of abolishing capitalism in favor of a socialist economy; instead, it supports a mixed economy that includes both public and private property in capital goods.
Although liberal socialism unequivocally favors a free-market economy, it identifies legalistic and artificial monopolies to be the fault of capitalism and thus opposes entirely unregulated laissez-faire economic liberalism. It considers both liberty and equality to be compatible and mutually dependent on each other. Principles that can be described as "liberal socialist" have been based upon or developed by the following philosopher: John Stuart Mill
[An early version of liberal socialism was developed in Germany by Franz Oppenheimer.]
1. He stole the presidency in 2000.
2. Bush’s lies started in that race
3. He covered up his past
4. He loved the death penalty
5. He was a corporate shill from Day
6. He gutted global political progress.
7. He embraced global isolationism
8. He ignored warnings about Osama bin Laden.
9. Ramped up war on drugs, not terrorists
10. “My Pet Goat.” .
11.Squandered global goodwill after 9/11
12. Bush turned to Iraq not Afghanistan.
13. Attacked United Nation weapons inspectors
14. He flat-out lied about Iraq’s weapons
15. He ignored the U.N. and launched a war.
16. Abandoned international Criminal Court
17. Colin Powell’s false evidence at U.N
18. He launched a war on CIA whistleblowers.
19. Bush pardoned the Plame affair leaker
20. Bush launched the second Iraq War
21. Baghdad looted except for oil ministry.
22. The war did not make the U.S. safer
the terror threat.
23. U.S. troops were given unsafe gear
24. Meanwhile, the war propaganda continued.
25. He never attended soldiers' funerals.
26. Meanwhile, war profiteering surge
27. Bush ignored international ban on torture
28. Created the blackhole at Gitmo and renditions
29. Bush violated U.S. Constitution as well.
30. Iraq war created federal debt crisis
31. He cut veterans’ healthcare funding
32. Then Bush decided to cut income taxes
33. Assault on reproductive rights
34. Cut Pell Grant loans for poor students.
35. Turned corporations loose on environment
36.. Said evolution was a theory—like intelligent design
37. Misguided school reform effort
38. Appointed flank of right-wing judges
39. Gutted the DOJ’s voting rights section.
40. Meanwhile average household incomes fell.
41. And millions more fell below the poverty line
42. Poverty among children also exploded
43. Millions more lacked access to healthcare
44. Bush let black New Orleans drown.
45. Yet pandered to religious right
46. Set record for fewest press conferences
46. Set record for fewest press conferences
47. But took the most vacation time
48. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld
49. He’s escaped accountability for his actions
50. He may have stolen the 2004 election as well.
thousands of lives. George W. Bush was more than eight years of missed opportunities for America and the world. He was a disaster, leaving much of America and the world in much worse shape than when he took the oath of office in 2001!
Early Romantic (c.1830 - c.1860) was my favorite period of the classical period.As the Classical period reached its zenith, it was becoming increasing clear (especially with the late works of Beethoven and Schubert) that the amount and intensity of expression composers were seeking to achieve was beginning to go beyond that which a Classically sized/designed orchestra/piano could possibly encompass. The next period in musical history therefore found composers attempting to balance the expressive and the formal in music with a variety of approaches which would have left composers of any previous age utterly bewildered. As the musical map opened up, with nationalist schools beginning to emerge, it was the search for originality and individuality of expression which began here that was to become such an over-riding obsession in the present century.
The Romantic era was the golden age of the virtuoso, where the most fiendishly difficult music would be performed with nonchalant ease, and the most innocuous theme in a composition would be developed at great length for the enjoyment of the adoring audience. The emotional range of music during this period was considerably widened, as was its harmonic vocabulary and the range and number of instruments which might be called upon to play it. Music often had a 'program' or story-line attached to it, sometimes of a tragic or despairing nature, occasionally representing such natural phenomena as rivers or galloping horses. The next hundred years would find composers either embracing whole-heartedly the ideals of Romanticism, or in some way reacting against them.
Of the early Romantic composers, two Nationalists deserve special mention, the Russian Glinka (of Russlan and Ludmilla fame) and the Bohemian Smetana (composer of the popular symphonic poem Vltava or 'The Moldau'). However, the six leading composers of the age were undoubtedly Berlioz, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt and Verdi.
Although listed technically under classical and Baroque, Brahms' Waltz in E Flat is a favorite of mine forever.