Journey in Life: 11/07/15

Saturday, November 7, 2015

"According to my own lights" nghĩa là gì?

Michele Bachmann at the Tea Party Express rally in Minnesota*. Photo courtesy Fibonacci Blue.

'According to one's own lights' nghĩa là theo cách ai đó tin tưởng, lương tâm hay khuynh hướng/ thiên hướng của họ (according to the way one believes; according to the way one's conscience or inclinations lead one).

Ví dụ
John may have been wrong, but he did what he did according to his own lights.

By its own lights, America was joining the Cold War struggle not as a geopolitical contest over the limits of Russian power but as a moral crusade for the free world.

There are several authoritarian and monarchical governments ahead of us, so you can apparently have economic freedom with political oppression. But political freedom and economic freedom usually walk hand in hand, and the fact that we have fallen from the second most economically free country in 2000 to the 16th today speaks volumes about what we're losing under Obama. Because at bottom, economic freedom allows the individual to live his own life, to care for his family according to his own lights. There is no greater freedom than that. And we're losing it under this president.

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* The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".

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Photo courtesy Ashley Campbell.

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