posted on May, 23 2004 @ 09:23 PM
Maybe at the age of 17 I am just naive in my understanding of the differences between liberal and conservative, but it seems to me that it boils down
Liberal - wanting change, wanting progress, wanting adaptation
Conservative - happy how things are. Opposed to traditional roles, values, ideas, and beliefs changing.
So why is it that in every thread I see people throw the word "liberal" around like it is a curse word?
In the Homosexual marriage threads I see those against equal rights...err allowing homosexual marriage...calling those for equal rights "liberals"
as if it is a curse word. Whenever there is a thread that calls the president out on an obvious lie or mistake (WMDs in Iraq), some responses will
eventually say "you liberal you!" like a curseword.
It seems to me that whenever someone questions something (sheesh, who would have ever thought we had the right. What, with the 1st amendment and
all...) that is widely accepted, they are called a liberal and insulted. Whenever someone calls for change, they are called a liberal and insulted.
Now I am just curious - what is wrong with wanting change? What is wrong with questioning things? Is that not what this country is for? Why is being a
"liberal" such a bad thing if "liberals" are simply excersizing the rights granted in our constitution; simply excersizing human nature to
question and adapt?
[Edited on 23-5-2004 by Cutwolf]