Thursday, December 10, 2009

Check Out The Liberty Dial

 I came across a video on YouTube which was posted , and I presume produced by, a blogger at  The subject of the video is the Liberty Dial, a better way to view the political spectrum.  Instead of simply differentiating between Conservatives on the right, and Liberals or Progressives on the left, the Liberty Dial places the different political philosophies on a circle, with the extremes of both left and right, ie. Communism and Fascism, meeting at the bottom.  This recognizes that they are both really just different variations of the same theme: Statism.  At the top of the dial is Liberty.  As the author acknowledges, total liberty would be chaos or anarchy.  The philosophy that we call Conservative, or Libertarian, would go just to the left of total liberty.  Then come the Moderates, the Liberals, and then, as we approach the Statist bottom of the dial,  the 111th Congress.  I think this is such an elegant description of the relative positions of our political philosophies, that I wanted to share it with as many people as possible.  Please watch the short video below, and then visit the website to read his own discussion of his concept.  While you're there, check out the prior article about the D-Day Memorial in Virginia.  Its quite impressive as well.