The basis of freedom – SC Times

Gary Hukriede, White Bear Lake Published 5:00 p.m. CT Feb. 5, 2020

The left does not understand President Trump because they do not understand the basis of freedom that he so well addresses. Let me explain.

Evidence shows that from the DNA, the greater number of people are destined to be either liberal or conservative. There is where it all begins.

A researcher, Jonathan Haidt,has synthesized five moral foundations from which all humans process their environment and existence through. Therefore, our polarized ideologies are given to us as a tendency to be one or the otherfrom the DNA.

Of these five moral foundationelements, liberals tend to process the most through predominantly two, while conservatives utilize all five. Functioning predominantly through only two moral foundations is more limiting to the true understanding of the functioning of community, economyand personal freedom.

Haidt states that morality suppresses selfishness [a survival instinct] and thus enables social groups to function.

Haidt has concluded from his research that all successful civilization has functioned through all five moral foundations for balance and success. He writes, Looking at the entire range of human societies, the statistically normal human society is built upon all five foundations. It is modern liberalismwhich requires a special explanation.

Its interesting to note that Haidt was a liberal, who, after his research, now refers to himself as a centrist.

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