Very good thread idea.
Now, to answer the questions asked (starting with 2).
Why am I liberal?
-I believe in freedom of choice.
-I believe in the freedom to one's own body,
and that ones body is ones own, and that no
one should be able to dictate what you can
and can't do with it.
-I believe in free speech.
-I believe in freedom of religion.
-I believein equality for all, not just rich, white,
republican, christian conservatives.
-I believe in the furtherment of knowledge.
-I believe in peace.
-I believe in a government of the people,
and for the people when it's required.
What do I oppose about the conservative movement?
Well, just about everything, but the main things are;
-Basing there political decisions on religion.
-Trying to make everyone the same.
-Disallowing scientific research based on warped religious beliefs.
-Telling people what they can and can't do based on there own idea of "morality".
Something that's very sucky, is the term liberal has been thrown around so much in the last several years, that it's true meaning is lost on alot of
people, and alot of slander libel and slander has benn thrown at it/us, especially since 2001.
Anyways, sorry to say I don't have any good links to share, not that many that I've ever visited, or particularly liked.
Oh, and when it comes to political parties, I'm not a democrat, and I'm definately not a republican, I, for the time being am a
Libertarian...Libertarian Librarian, thats fun to say.
[edit on 7/30/2006 by iori_komei]