Monday, January 18, 2010

Yes, I Am A LIBERAL!

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I have come to one conclusion: I AM A LIBERAL!

I believe that one of the most important roles of government is to create a fair playing ground for everyone, regardless of background. It shouldn’t matter if you were born to parents living in a mansion by the lake, or a shack in the Hood. All should have the same opportunity to make it in this country! If that makes me a Liberal, then I am a Liberal!

I believe that the US Constitution provides the same rights to all the People of this great land, regardless of whether or not I agree with anyone’s position on an issue! I may not like what someone is doing, or I may not agree with how someone lives his life, or who someone loves, but he is entitled to the same rights to life, liberty, and happiness as I am! If that makes me a Liberal, then I am a Liberal!

I believe that this country needs to take care of the less fortunate! I do not believe in simple “hand outs,” but if someone’s situation has placed them in a less than optimum position to succeed, we need to give whatever assistance we can! If that makes me a Liberal, then I am a Liberal!

I believe health care in this country is a right, not a privilege of the few! I believe every US Citizen is entitled to affordable, or free, healthcare! There is no reason whatsoever that a country as rich as the US does not provide the necessary health care for it’s people! If that makes me a Liberal, then I am a Liberal!

I have read a lot recently that mainstream America is more like the Sarah Palin’s Rush Limbaugh’s, and and Dick Cheney’s of the world, than the Ted Kennedy’s and Bill Clinton’s, but I say that the majority of Americans believe in justice and equality for all! I believe the majority of Americans feel disenfranchised and have given up hope that what they feel means anything. The majority of Americans doesn’t think they can make a difference.

Yes, I have to admit that I AM A LIBERAL! And I am DAMN PROUD of it too!

11 comments:

Pax Romano said...

Goddamn granola eating commie hippie!

Karl said...

And damn proud of it! I am so tired of the conservative BS! It's time we all stand up and be counted!

Zelda Parker said...

I agree!

Merci said...

Yes, time to stop the O'Reilly's and Limbaugh's of the world from making "liberal" a dirty word. I'm proud to be one, too!

Chris said...

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Vince said...

My daughter was poked in the left eye last year. Her best corrected vision is 20/70. Since you think "that one of the most important roles of government is to create a fair playing ground for everyone," I propose that everyone else stand in line for a good poke in the eye.

That is ridiculous. In which part of the Constitution is that? Do you write speeches for Congressman Hank Johnson?

The Independent Rage said...

What if you live in a mansion, but it's an old run-down one in the hood?

susan said...

How much will your Utopia cost the hard-working Americans who are already handing over huge amounts of money to an inept, too-large government? Its a nice Gumbaya thought but will only work on a small island somewhere...perhaps the Island of Liberals...tickets now on sale.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Karl.
But since the country is now having trouble convincing China to give us any more money, where do you intend to get the money to pay for these programs?
Oh... off a tree?
Good.

CWriter said...

Vince I have to admit you made a very good point. I noticed there wasn't a response to that yet, so I just wanted to say good point. Same to you Susan.

I will say this. I am for everyone having a chance to get where they want to go, but guess what, there are many other private organizations out there that can help, and as Benjamin Franklin said, "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."

I'm not going to depend on the government to help me be happy, cause so far they are just acting like the annoying parent telling me what to do with my life.

alicia said...

"hard-working Americans who are already handing over huge amounts of money to an inept, too-large government? "

Our monies are going right into the pockets of the richest of the rich worldwide. And, they pay no taxes, and get corporate rebates from the government. This is why people get the shaft. There should be no starving, no homeless and medical care for all that need. Period. This world needs to be healed and taken back from selfishness.