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Friday, September 17, 2004

It's Great to be a Liberal

Most right leaning pundits blame a lot of our current problems on liberals. They use the term as if it were a dirty word. When being characterized as liberals most people feel that it is derogatory and some even take offense to this characterization. Here is some comfort for those who have liberal beliefs.
After reading the definition you should realize that it is a compliment when right wing pundits call your views liberal. I'm actually pretty sure that some of them don't know the real defintion, because if they did they would not characterize their opponents in such a complimentary fashion.
If you are a republican, take note of the definition, for you may find that you identify more with liberal ideals, or at least possess liberal ideals on certain issues.
I truly believe that a majority of Americans would fall into this definition, they just do not realize it yet.

The official definition of the word: LIBERAL

[n] a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

[n] a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

[adj] tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

[adj] showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and
broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"

[adj] not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

[adj] given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"

[adj] having political or social views favoring reform and progress

Here is a link to the page where you can find these defintions if you wish to check up on the info

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