By Linda Paine, Restoring Patriotism
“Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction.” G. K. Chesterton
Tolerance has become like a politically correct religion, not only in America, but in free countries around the world. It seems that every aspect of life is now measured by tolerance while the virtue of using good judgment is equated with being judgmental. The result of this unfortunate trend is that our culture and our society have lost the anchors of morality and common sense. Without these virtues we have become dysfunctional and wonder why it is we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.
Noun pl -gies the body of ideas and beliefs of a person, group, or nation [from ideo- + -logy]
— ideological adj. — ideologically adv. — ideologist n.
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The body of doctrine, myth, symbol, etc., with reference to some political or cultural plan, as that of communism, along with the procedures for putting it into operation.
— ideologist, idealogue, n. — ideologic, ideological, adj.
The body of doctrines, philosophical bases, symbols, etc., associated with a particular social or political movement, large group, or individual. — ideological, adj. — ideologist, n.
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