Liberals have many values similar to conservatives, it's more about what we deem to be more important. America is a quite unique country since it is
made up of people from vastly different ethnic/cultural backgrounds. Who am I to push my personal beliefs on someone else who may have been raised
differently than myself.
I think it's quite possible to accept people's differences without alienating them from our society ::gay marriages *coughs*:: I don't believe my
ultimate judge will condemn me for this.
I am always for the "little guy" that can mean a lot of things depending on the circumstances, whether it be equal rights for women, minorities,
There are still sticky topics that some liberals and conservatives disagree about, abortion for one. I have mixed feelings about abortion and whether
or not it is morally wrong, for myself I don't think I could do it. Not because of any religious reasons keep in mind. BUT, I do NOT equate that
women who have abortions are cold-hearted murderers, and when I hear pro-lifer's with their "they should keep their legs closed!"...I can't tell
you how much that infuriates me. I honestly think that if men were the ones who gave birth, that abortion wouldn't even be an issue...think about
that for a little while.
While I like living in the United States, I don't consider myself very "patriotic". I don't think what country you are from is really important
when you look at the big picture. If I saw someone burning an American flag, I'd probably shrug and walk away...it's just a symbol anyways.
I disguise war in general, if anything we should only go into war if another country makes an attack on us. Some people think war is necessary...I'd
have to disagree...ideally. I can see how some would consider that unrealistic, but personally I don't think we can solve violence with violence. I
could never be the person to decide whether or not my country should enter war...too much blood on my hands from both sides. Is that wimpy? Some
would say so, but I am not against war because I am afraid of the enemy or because I cower to them.
What I honestly don't understand is all the liberal bashing...I am proud to identify myself as a liberal and don't see how we can be viewed as "the
big enemy". While I'm not totally innocent of ever bashing conservatives, there are lots of their values that I agree with and consider important
as well, I'm just more attracted to the liberal side of things...
If your post was sincere in really wanting to understand liberals and what we value, I can't speak for all liberals but I hope I helped you a
[edit on 11/16/2004 by Lecky]