posted on Mar, 30 2004 @ 01:44 PM
Yep, I admit it. I am a liberal. To me it isn't a dirty word. There is real compassion there once you get past the red tape that is present on
both sides of the political spectrum. Granted, being one does include a bit of naivity, but it beats the alternative, IMO.
It is my personal belief that ultimately both paths will lead to same place, just by a different road. One is wrought with bitterness, cruelty, and
miserly intents. While the other is generous and caring, to a degree. Granted, yes there will be people who abuse it, but there are great ideals in
It will come down to just that for me, the ideal. To me, conservatives look at the world and see it how it is and then goes from there. Liberals,
IMO, see the world for what it could be and goes from there.
Admittedly, liberals do not always get it right. There are things that I completely disagree with. A more laxed immigration policy is not a good
plan. I do not like the taxing style they have. I believe in a flat tax. I do not like budget deficits for extra programs. I don't like budget
deficits period. I don't like the idea of reparations. I don't like the white man being treated like a third rate citizen. Just for an example.
Oh, and when I vote, I vote for what is best for our country...not just my party or my ideals.
With all that being said, I must admit that it is terribly tough being a liberal on this board. Now, now, conservatives, don't start patting
yourselves on the back just yet. It isn't ya'll. I love politically sparring with you guys. TC, Seekerof, jsobecky, Phoenix, KrazyJethro and
others do your slant justice. You can argue with both wit and logic, which is great and compels me to respond to your topics and points. However,
many times I am left grasping my head when I read many of the liberal retorts on this board. For example, the lovely liberal driven post, "Is GWB
gay?" Just the fact that this purely speculative and unsubstantiated topic exists shows my struggle with being "openly" liberal on this board.
But it is not just this topic. There are plenty of other things out there. I would love to hear of any closet liberals out there who feel the same
way. Are there any others who find it hard to be a liberal on this board?