David K. Sutton - Founder, Editor, Primary Contributor
David is also the founder of and primary contributor to “Raving Roo,” a technology “How To” blog, and “David K. Sutton Blog,” a photography blog. His online photography portfolio can be found at “David K. Sutton Photography.”
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Steve Schuler - Supporting Contributor
Hailing from Philadelphia, The Left Call is about advancing the human race towards a better future. You can expect blunt, hard-edged and provocative commentary. But remember that this commentary is always in service of the goal of advancing rights and equality. People, groups and political parties are mentioned, but all readers should understand that no single person can be pigeonholed.
The Left Call is about getting things right. It’s about careful thought and consideration of the facts and circumstances. It’s not about ideology. It might mean going against common wisdom and gut reactions and things that FEEL right to discover what really IS right. It’s giving people the benefit of the doubt and not discriminating, or worse, legislating against them because they are different. It’s keeping in mind that we are all in this together.
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WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
Since 2011, The Left Call has proudly and emphatically articulated the ideals of modern social liberalism.
We believe in advancing the causes of human rights and that true freedom and liberty will not be achieved until the day all people share the same rights and are treated as equals under the law.
Modern American liberals value institutions that defend against extreme economic inequality. They believe in democracy, civil liberties and the rule of law. They point to the widespread prosperity enjoyed under a mixed economy in the years since World War II. They believe liberty exists when access to necessities like education, health care and opportunity are available to all, and they champion the protection of the environment. - Modern liberalism, Wikipedia
Liberals value reasoned thought and we are skeptical of institutions that adhere to a classic order of authority, but we also give deference to expertise beyond our own scope of understanding, especially in the sciences. For it is science that is responsible for our ever-increasing understanding of the world and the universe in which we live.
We also understand that freedom “of” religion is only made possible when we have freedom “from” religion.
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President — should he be Catholic — how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him.
I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accept instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials, and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all. – John F. Kennedy
Personal freedom and liberty is only possible when everyone is free to practice his or her religion, or to practice no religion at all. We do not live in a free society unless we accept that religion is a personal belief and that no religion is at the foundation of our country or our government.
To be a person of faith, is to have the world challenge that faith. Was the universe designed by God? That’s up to everyone in this country to decide for themselves. Because the framers of our constitution believed that if the people were to be sovereign, and belong to different religions at the same time, then our official religion would have to be no religion at all. It was a bold experiment then, as it is now. It wasn’t meant to make us comfortable. It was meant to make us free. – Congressman Matt Santos (D-TX), The West Wing — Season 7, Episode 4 — “Mr. Frost” — 10/16/05
The Left Call supports the continued experiment of self-government born out of the enlightenment period. We are against aristocracy, or rule by the elite privileged class.
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