527 political groups - the result of a loophole in Sect. 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. They are designed to bypass federal election laws, so they can raise unlimited soft money from individuals, corporations and unions and influence federal elections.
apriori - from cause to effect; from a general law to a particular instance; valid independently of observation.
abolitionist - one who favors doing away with slavery.
absolutism - the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government.
ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union. Nonprofit, nonpartisan litigation and lobbying organization which, among other activities, defends "freedom of expression, privacy, due process, and equal protection on behalf of anyone, no matter how unpopular the issue.
ad hominem - appealing to a prejudice or emotion, to discredit what someone believes. Instead of addressing the opposing side's argument or position, you make a personal attack on their character.
affirmative action - laws mandating increased numbers of women and minorities, especially in employment.
altruism - sacrifice of the self for the welfare of others.
amendment - an alteration of or addition to a bill, constitution, etc.
anarchist - one who seeks to overturn, by violence, society and government, with no intention of establishing another orderly system.
Anarchist (libertarian) - this anti-american faction is made up of far-left extremists from the communist, socialist democrat, and environmentalist movements. They condemn capitalism, advocate intolerance and violence, utilizing terrorist methods to implement change.
Antifederalist - a person who opposed the adoption of the proposed U.S. Constitution.
Anti-Semitearbitrary - one who discriminates against or who is hostile toward or prejudiced against Jews. Sometimes used as a label for those who criticize Israel or it's policies, in order to intimidate and stifle disagreement.
Articles of Confederation - the constitution of the 13 American colonies, adopted in 1781 and replaced in 1789 by the U.S. Constitution.
atheism - the doctrine or belief that there is no God or gods.
attorney general - the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department.
autarky - national economic self-sufficiency.
autocracy - a government where uncontrolled or unlimited authority is in the hands of one person.
axis-of-evil - countries to be attacked; Bush administration hitlist (currently includes Iran, North Korea, and possibly now Syria -
threatening moves against Cuba and Venezuela also made by this regime)
bear market - a declining or tending toward a declining in prices.
bigotry - intolerance of anyone else's creed, belief, or opinion.
bill - a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature.
Bill of Rights - a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of a nation; such a statement incorporated in the U.S. Constitution as Amendments 1 - 10, and in all the state constitutions.
bi-partisan - representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions.
blow-back - the threat of American-made weapons being turned against American troops
Blue Dog Democrats - Democrats that frequently take Republicans or Independents political positions.
budget - an itemized estimate of expected income and expense and a plan of operation based on such an estimate.
bull market - a rise in prices. Characterized by favorable prospects for the economy.
bureaucracy - officials using fixed fules and a hierarchy of authority characterized by red tape, delay or inaction
Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) - The term BDS refers to an utterly foolish or unreasonable state-of-mind, that affects some liberals. They blame President George W. Bush for virtually every ill in the world. They also oppose any position advocated by the President just because he supports it, regardless of the position's merits.
cabinet - a council advising a sovereign, president, etc.
campaign finance reform-Federal laws that are supposed to curtail corporations, issue-oriented advocacy organizations, and labor unions from communicating with the public about those who hold or seek public office via ads, as well as contributions.
capitalism - an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained by private individuals.
casuistry - application of general ethical principles to particular cases of conscience or conduct.
caucus - a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on party policy
censorship - suppressing books, plays, music, newspapers, speech, etc. because they are considered morally or politically objectionable.
chancellor - the chief minister of state as in Germany.
chaos - a state of utter confusion and disorder.
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency. The U.S. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities.
circuit court - the court of general jurisdiction in some states.
civil rights - the rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional Acts.
civil war - a war between political factions or regions within the same country.
class - dividing society into groups where the members of each group share basically the same economic and political characteristics.
Code Pink - Women for Peace - a group of feminist anti-war, anti-capitalism, Marxist activists. The leader, Medea Benjamin is a Socialist/Marxist. This group organizes protests, some of them violent. The Marxist World Worker's Party plays a crucial organizing role in their anti-American activities.
collateral damage - bystander casualties, ecological destruction and environmental contamination with potential to keep causing both
for long term
collectivism - centralized control of the social and economic elements of a society, especially the means of production.
communism - a system of social organization in which a totalitarian state, run by a single self-appointed political party, controls all economic and social activity.
competition - two or more entities, such as corporations, vying for the greatest amount of profits, prizes, acknowledgments, etc.
congress - the national legislative body of the U.S. consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
conscription - the draft. Mandatory enrollment in the military.
Conservative - Represented by the Republican party, or political Right. One who generally favors economic liberty, free markets, private property, privatization of business and lower taxes. They claim to want less, or limited Government. They prefer personal freedoms over equality and they support a strong national defense. Their champion is probably Ronald Reagan.
conspiracy - an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons.
The Constitution - the fundamental law of the U.S. framed in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention and carried into effect March 4, 1789.
Constitutional Convention - the convention of representatives from each of the colonies (except Rhode Island) that met in Philadelphia in 1787 to frame the U.S. Constitution.
Continental Congress - one of two continental assemblies that first met from September 5 to October 26, 1774, and afterward met from 1775 to 1789, during which period the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation were adopted.
creationism - the belief that God created the universe, including all life, in its present form precisely as stated in the Bible in the book of Genesis.
cyber terrorism - a surprise attack by a foreign terrorist group, or individuals with a political agenda, using computer technology and the Internet to cripple or disable infrastructure.
Darwinism - the theory that the origin of the species is derived by descent, with variation, from parent forms, through the natural selection of those best adapted to survive in the struggle for existence.
debunk - .to expose a sham or falseness by presenting a truthful explanation
Declaration of Independence - the public act by which the Second Continental Congress on July4, 1776, declared the colonies to be free and independent of England.
decriminalization - the elimination of criminal penalties for the possession or use of something.
deficit - the amount by which a sum of money falls short of the required amount.
democracy - a form of government to which the supreme power is vested in and exercised directly by the people or by their representatives elected under a free electoral system.
democrat - One who advocates social and economic equality and government efforts, through tax-supported programs, at achieving this equality. Democrats favor liberal or progressive positions, some of which include opposition to the Iraq war, diplomacy over military action, globalism, welfare programs targeted to the poor, global warming, affirmative action, balanced budget and unionized labor.
democratic republic - a nation that favors states' rights rather than a strong national government.
depression - a prolonged and very severe recession. The economic crisis which began around the time of the stock market crash in October 1929 and continued through the 1930s.
determinism - a philosophical concept which postulates that all events, including human actions, are predetermined.
dialectic - the art or practice of a logical discussion as of the truth of a theory or opinion.
dictator - one who assumes absolute control without the free consent of the people.
disinformation - false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth
doublespeak - language deliberately constructed to disguise its actual meaning
doublethink - maintaining a contradiction in mind as one speaks the opposite of one's own belief.
Dow Jones Industrial Average - a weighted average of thirty stocks chosen by Dow Jones and Company as representative of the size and financial performance of the premier corporations in America.
downsize - reduction of employees
Ecoterrorist - political terrorism; a person who uses sabotage, arson and violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims
egalitarian - characterized by the belief in the equality of all men.
embedded reporters - reporters who are absorbed into an advancing military unit, and who may even dress like soldiers, so that
they can make realtime reports from the front line.
empirical - depending upon experience or observation alone, without using science or theory.
Enlightenment - a trend during the 18th century that favored the power of human reason. It was believed that knowledge could only come from observation guided by reason and that through reason, continuing progress in knowledge, achievement, and morality could be sustained. Further, that through education, human nature could be changed for the better.
environmentalism - advocating working towards the protection of air, water, animals, plants, and other resources from pollution and its effects.
ethnic cleansing - the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group, also known as Genocide .
equality - the state in which all people, regardless of their individual characteristics and abilities and without any special privileges or advantages, have the same opportunities for economic, social, etc. achievement.
evolution - a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations; also : the process described by this theory
executive branch - one of the three main branches of the U.S. government which consists of 10 offices and 14 departments which are led by the President.
fascism - a totalitarian governmental system that emphasizes nationalism and racism and is led by a dictator.
federalist - one who advocates a strong central government.
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigations. A federal agency charged, by the Attorney General, with investigating certain types of violations.
FCC - Federal Communications Commission. A board that regulates broadcasting and interstate communications.
FDIC - a public corporation established in 1933 which insures, up to a specified amount, all demand deposits by member banks.
Federal Reserve System - the U.S. federal banking system that is under the control of a central board of governors (Federal Reserve Board) with a central bank (Federal Reserve Bank) in each of the 12 districts. It has wide powers in controlling credit and the flow of money.
feminism - the doctrine of advocating social and political rights for women equal to those of men. (see NOW)
food police - individuals or groups who use a political bias as a standard to determine what is, and is not, healthy or appropriate for
free enterprise - an economic idea which states that a capitalist economy can, through supply and demand, regulate itself in a freely competitive market without governmental interference.
free shit - a slang term for welfare, food stamps, social security, Medicaid, public education, foreign aid and other items financed with taxpayer money and given by government to people who claim to have a need for them.
free speech - the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, etc.
GDP - measures the value of all goods and services produced within a given nation's borders no matter what the producer's nationality.
GNP - measures the value of all goods and services in a given nation's economy and is determined by adding up all consumer, government, and investment spending both world-wide and domestically.
Gestapo - the German state secret police during the Nazi regime.
Global Warming - an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect supposedly resulting from pollution
Global Warming Movement - a name given to an environmental movement that claims that humankind is to blame for any increase in the average temperature of the Earth.
globalization - to make a worldwide government in scope or application for the purpose of increasing the interdependence of the world's markets and businesses. Globalization is currently being promoted by the United Nations.
God - the Supreme Being, the creator, and ruler of the universe.
grand jury - a jury designated to inquire into alleged illegalities to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.
gravitas - high seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject). Used by Al Gore during the 2000 Presidential election to portray himself as experienced. This unfamiliar word was suddenly being used by numerous members of the media and became ridiculed as orchestrated political spin.
hard money - political donations given by individuals and political action committees and subject to federal contribution limits of
$1,000 to a federal candidate, and $20,000 a year to a political party. (see Soft Money)
homicide bombers - terrorists who kill themselves while murdering others. This term is used as a harsher way to describe a suicide
Homophobia - fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. Sometimes used as a label, to intimidate and stifle legitimate disagreement with homosexual issues.
Illuminati - persons possessing or claiming to possess superior understanding and knowledge.
impeachment - a formal accusation in Congress or state legislature against a public official and the resulting trial.
independent - The principled independent voter is registered as an independent and is not affiliated with a political party. He is motivated to vote and to acquire information out of a sense of civic duty (nonpartisan). The most prevalent however, is the moderate independent. He is a partisan, belonging to a political party, but is a centrist who does not identify with the radical movements of that party. Independents are often seen as the deciding vote in a two party system election.
Intelligent Design - the theory that matter, the various forms of life, and the world were created by a designing intelligence
isolationism - a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations
inflation - a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services.
IRS - Internal Revenue Service. An agency of the U.S. Department of Treasury responsible for encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with the tax laws and regulations. It also provides information and assistance to taxpayers and takes action when necessary and appropriate to enforce the law.
judicial branch - one of the three main branches of U.S. government whose function is to administer and enforce the laws of the United States.
junk science - a term used to describe false or misleading research that is offered as real science, but which was not obtained using
the accepted scientific method . The term "junk science" is often applied to deceptive environmental and health studies.
justice - the quality of conforming to principles of reason, to generally accepted standards of right and wrong, and to the stated terms of laws, rules, and agreements, etc. in matters affecting persons who could be wronged or unduly favored.
Kyoto Protocol - a political effort put forward by an anti-industrial group that would require a new United Nations "green police" empowered to enforce compliance and monitor each nation's adherence to agreed limits. The UN will task the satellites, interpret their data, mete out fines, punishments and allocate energy consumption between nations. Kyoto would subject the U.S. to crippling restrictions based on politically motivated data.
labour party - a political party in Great Britain, formed in 1900 and characterized chiefly by broad social reforms.
labor union - workers who organize in order to, among other things, promote higher wages and better working conditions.
Laffer curve - a curve illustrating the relationship between tax rates and tax revenues. The curve reflects the fact that tax revenues are low for both very high and very low tax rates.
laissez-faire - the theory that government should not interfere in the direction of economic affairs.
legislative branch - Congress, which is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. One of the three main branches of the U.S. government consisting of elected officials empowered to make, change, or repeal laws.
Liberal - Represented by the Democrat party, or the political Left. A Liberal is one who generally leans towards Democratic Socialism and even some degree of Marxism. They support the welfare state, Social Security and Socialized Healthcare. They believe that by raising taxes, and redistributing wealth, Government can eliminate the social inequalities they abhor. Their champion is probably Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Libertarian - (classic libertarian) - a person who advocates capitalism, freedom from despotic government rule, and who believes in free will; every person has the absolute right to control his own property, life, thoughts, body, speech, conduct, etc. and is obliged to respect these same rights of others.
libertarian - (anarchist libertarian) - this anti-american faction is made up of far-left extremists from the communist, socialist democrat, and environmentalist movements. They condemn capitalism, advocate intolerance and violence, utilizing terrorist methods to implement change.
Lobbyist - to promote (as a project) or secure the passage of (as legislation) by influencing public officials
Log Cabin Republicans - a political organization which consists of gays and lesbians who are supporters of the Republican Party.
marginal tax rate - the amount of one's additional (marginal) earnings that must be paid explicitly in taxes or implicitly in the form of a reduction in the level of one's income supplement. Since it establishes the fraction of an additional dollar earned that an individual is permitted to keep, it is an important determinant of the incentive to work.
Marxism - a system of thought developed by Karl Marx, along with Friedrich Engels, which is the basis for the theoretical principles of communism. (see communism)
Masculism - The ideological flip side of feminism. It teaches that sexual equality laws serve primarily women and have created significant unconstitutional discrimination against men. That these laws are "anti-male" discrimination laws have been used to justify the vilification of men and the curtailing of men's rights.
Masculists - followers of Masculism
Medicaid - a government program financed by federal, state, and local funds for hospitalization and medical insurance for persons of all ages within certain income limits.
Metrosexual - A term to describe a heterosexual urban male, who is vain, self-indulgent and grooms himself in clothing recommended by homosexuals. A kind of narcissistic, insecure masculinity shaped by film, advertising, and fashionable expensive clothes. These men are sometimes referred to as "girly men".
militant - vigorously active, aggressive, or combative.
military - U.S. armed forces comprised of the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines.
militia - all able-bodied males between the ages of 18 and 45 considered eligible for defensive military service in times of emergency.
minimum wage - the lowest wage payable, by law or union contract, to a company's employees.
monarchy - a state in which the supreme power is vested in a hereditary sovereign such as king, queen, or emperor.
monopoly - a market situation characterized by a single seller of a good or service for which there is no comparable substitute and by factors that make it difficult for other firms to enter the market for that product.
Moonbat - popularly used to describe alarmists, fanatical anti-war activists, environmental extremists, and other leftwing radicals and politicians. It is perceived that they have sacrificed sanity for uniformity .. like mad dogs barking at the moon. These prophets were originally led by Gov. Jerry Brown, CA (Gov Moonbeam) and more recently by Cindy Sheehan (Mother Moonbat).
morality - the rules of right and good conduct.
MSM- Mainstream media. This is a reference to the major networks.
nation building - undertaken after war to help rebuild the political and economic infrastructure of a country.
national socialism - the principles and practices of the Nazi party in Germany. Grounded in military authoritarianism, opposition towards democracy, and the belief in the physical, moral, and cultural superiority of Nordic people, it idealized the state. (see Nazi)
nationalism - devotion to the interests of one's own country.
Nazi - a member of the National Socialist German Worker's Party, which in 1933, under Adolf Hitler, seized political control of Germany. (see national socialism).
Neo-conservative (Neocon) - the original neocons were Jewish-Americans, formerly socialist or communist, who moved over to the political right. Perceiving a split in the GOP, some came to use the term to vilify the "religious right" (Republicans that support Israel and Jews for biblical reasons).
More recently, the term "neocon" is has being broadened to include anyone who judges others using a "values" based morality, which includes the concepts of accountability and personal responsibility.
Neo-liberalism - Fundamentally a globalistic economic agenda. A program of reducing trade barriers and internal market restrictions
New World Order - a conspiracy theory regarding a supposed secret powerful and influential doomsday cult, generally referred to as the Illuminati or Bilderbergs, who are conspiring to rule the world.
NOW - National Organization for Women. An American organization that at one time had as it's primary goal, promoting equal rights for women. It has evolved into a group promoting leftist and lesbian causes.
oligopoly - a market situation in which only a few companies dominate and compete in a given industry
omnicide - Murder whose purpose is to destroy a species of humankind, utilizing weapons that are too terrible to be used, and whose use may result in the death of those using them as well as those they wish to kill. Suicide bombers commit omicide. The halocaust was omnicide.
One World Order - to make a worldwide government in scope or application for the purpose of increasing the interdependence of the world's markets and businesses. One World Order is currently being promoted by the United Nations.
outlays - monetary expenditures.
Pajahadeen/Pajama Bloggers - Jonathan Klein, president of CNN, airily dismissed the bloggers who dethroned Dan Rather as, "a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing."
This elitist comment, evolved into the term “pajahadeen” or "pajama clad bloggers", used to describe the bloggers who have risen up against the mainstream media to uncover and expose their intentional political deceptions.
parliament - the legislature of Great Britain made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
partisan - an adherent supporter of a person, party, or cause.
perjury - willfully lying under oath before a competent tribunal, about a point pertinent to a legal inquiry.
philosophy - pursuit of wisdom b: a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means c: an analysis of the grounds of and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs
PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. A group that supports animal "rights" by protesting medical testing on animals and the use of animals to make clothing, cosmetics, and other consumables including food.
piracy - information copying prohibited by current law. Illegally copying and distributing such things as software, music and movies.
pluralism - the view that the world contains many kinds of existent, which in their uniqueness cannot be reduced to just one or two.
plurality - the excess of votes received by the leading candidate in an election in which there are three or more candidates, over those received by the next candidate.
plutocracy - the rule of the wealthy.
polarization - this is what happens when the extreme wings of a party take control and moderates find that they have lost power.
politically correct - a speech code designed to limit free speech, conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. Politically correct is often referred to as "PC".
politically incorrect - use of words deemed insensitive by the politically correct.
populist - a political party member seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people. In modern usage, being a populist, has become a political tactic. A politician merely claims he is seeking to represent the interests of "ordinary people", or that he is "one of them".
positivism - that which has to be accepted as we find it and is not given to further explanation.
POTUS- Presidents of the United States
prime rate - A rate banks use in conjunction with other rates such as LIBOR and Fed Funds to determine interest rates in lending transactions.
privatize - to convert businesses from government ownership to private ownership.
primary election - an election to determine which candidate will represent the party; or delegates from the State, who will then choose the candidate. Some states have closed primaries (only declared party members can vote) or open primaries, enabling you to vote without declaring a party affiliation.
Progressive liberal - Favor diplomacy over military action, stem-cell research, the legalization of same-sex marriage, secular government, stricter gun control, global warming and environmental protection laws. Also includes abortion rights, affirmative action and a belief that our domestic and foreign policy should conform with international directive.
propaganda - The common use of propaganda is to use false or misleading information to promote a partisan and unbalanced picture. It is a deliberate attempt to change people's views on a given topic through the use of deception and confusion, rather than persuasion and understanding.
property rights - the rights to use, control, and obtain the benefits from a good or service.
quota - the number of persons of a specific race or gender required to be enrolled in a college, to be hired by a company, to be admitted to a club, etc.
racism - a doctrine that inherent differences in race determine individual achievement.
recession - a downturn in economic activity marked by two consecutive quarters in which there is a decline in real GNP.
republic - a state in which the supreme power is with the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen by them.
republican - often called "Conservative" and represented by the Republican party, or political Right. One who generally favors economic liberty, free markets, private property and lower taxes. They encourage personal responsibility, want less, or limited Government and privatization of business. They prefer personal freedoms over equality and they support a strong national defense. Their champion is probably Ronald Reagan.
revenue enhancement - a term used to describe a tax increase, without having to call it a tax increase.
revisionist - Originally, it was a reference to the reexamination of the accepted "facts" and interpretations of history, with by a genuine desire to educate and correct history. However, it has become a term used to indicate that the history has been intentionally reinterpreted, to reflect a view that is not accurate in order to support an agenda.
S & L - Savings and Loan. Financial institutions that accept deposits in exchange for shares that pay dividends.
Science - knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method b: such knowledge or such a system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena
Scientific Method - principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses
SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States
SEC - Securities and Exchange Commission. A board charged with regulating the public offer and sale of securities.
secede - to formally break away from an alliance or federation, such as a political union.
sexism - discrimination against women in job opportunities, education, military, etc.
sexual harassment - unwanted sexually-oriented comments or actions made towards an employee by a superior or co-worker that disrupt the working environment and/or affect said employee's wages, opportunity for advancement, job security, etc.
soft money - unlimited contributions to the political parties, from corporations, unions, and wealthy individuals. "Soft money" is
money donated to political parties in a way that leaves the contribution unregulated. (see Hard Money)
social democrat - one who advocates, through a democratic process, a slow transition to socialism.
socialism - a system of economic organization in which state owns and controls the basic means of production and where centralized planning, rather than market forces, determines the allocation of resources.
social security - a life insurance and retirement plan run by the federal government and funded through compulsory payments by employers and employees.
Socratic method - a teacher, by questioning his student, brings the student to recognize some conclusion without telling the student that the conclusion is true.
Spin - a political agenda, twisting truths or facts into something that "proves" your point of view.
suborn - to bribe or induce a witness to give false testimony.
subsidy - aid given by a government to a private commercial enterprise, a charity organization, etc.
suicide bomber - a Terrorist that kills himself in the act of murdering others.
surgical strike - an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target. Generally this is an attack using
guided weapons to hit one specific building, with minimal damage to the surrounding area.
syndicalism - Anti-capitalist, non-traditional socialist doctrine that sees the state as oppressive and advocates replacing the state system with production groups connected by a centralized agent which determines economic needs and organizes production. It is believed that working within such groups would unite workers and that this kind of unity would overcome diverging political and religious beliefs.
talking head - a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen
terrorism - Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. (FBI definition)
theory - a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation
think tank - a research institute or other organization of scholars, social or physical scientists, etc.
thought police - individuals or groups who use a political bias as a standard to determine what is, and is not, appropriate for others
to think or say.
Tory - a member of the conservative party in Great Britain or Canada.
transgendered - exhibiting the appearance and behavioral characteristics of the opposite sex
transsexual - a person with a psychological urge to belong to the opposite sex that may be carried to the point of undergoing surgery to modify the sex organs to mimic the opposite sex
tree-hugger - an environmental extremist who supports the restriction of logging.
Troll - to allure, entice and bait. A person who gives false, outrageous, inflamatory, political statements, or insults, in order to provoke a desired response. The internet troll wants to make a fool out of anyone trusting enough, to take his comments seriously.
Truther / Troofer - A conspiracy theorist who believes the 9/11 Conspiracy theory that George Bush and/or the U.S. was at fault for the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. The *troofer* believes that only he comprehends the *truth* and the rest of the people are ignornant for not seeing their truth. The word was coined by the New World Order conspiracy theorist types, who believe a powerful secret group is conspiring to rule the world.
tyranny - arbitrary and unrestrained abuse of power.
United Nations - an international organization, headquartered in New York City, formed to promote international peace, security, and cooperation under the terms of the charter signed by 51 founding countries in San Francisco in 1945.
unilateralism - a government acting on it's own, in it's own best interests. This would be opposed to going to the United Nations, to act jointly with other nations, on international principles designed to benefit "the many".
urban legend - a story of doubtful authenticity involving incidents of the recent past, often including elements of humor and horror, that spreads quickly and believed to be true
utilitarianism - Judging actions by their consequences and the pleasure derived from them. The goal being the greatest amount of happiness for the most people.
vast right wing conspiracy - a term coined by Hillary Rodham-Clinton to describe the accusations of, and the investigations into, President Bill Clinton's alleged misconduct and alleged illegal activities.
Vegan - extremist vegetarians who consume no animal food or dairy products. One who abstains from using animal products (as leather).
voucher - a government coupon given to parents that can only be used to send their children to the public or private school of the parents' choice.
Watergate - an illegal break-in, by Republican campaign employees, at Democratic party national headquarters in Washington, D.C. during the 1972 presidential campaign.
Weapons of mass destruction - often referred to as "WMD", they would include Chemical, Biological and Nuclear weapons.
welfare - financial aid that is funded by tax dollars and given by government because of hardship or need.
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Zionism - a movement looking toward the segregation of the Jewish people, specifically seeking a Jewish legal takeover of Palestine.
Sources: The Random House College Dictionary, A Dictionary of Philosophy by Antony Flew, Economics - Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney and Richard L. Stroup, Principles of Finance by Robert W. Kolb.
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